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  • ABSTRACTIONISM
    • The idea that the art comes from colors and geometric shapes rather than an idea
    • Influenced by Fauvism, Cubism, and Music
    • Wanted to change the process of making art from what you see, to the idea behind the art piece
  • HISTORY
    • Began in early 20 th century and into early WWII
    • Started around the time of the Russian Revolution
  • MAJOR ARTISTS
    • WASSILY KANDINSKY
    • PIET MONDRIAN
    • KASIMIR MALEVICH
    On White II, 1923
  • WASSILY KANDINSKY
    • 1866-1944
    • Father of abstract painting
    • President of the avant-garde
  • “ The tone of color, the musical tone and human movement themselves abstracted from their outer meaning, will manifest their inner essence and their own sonority which issues from it” -Kandinsky
  • Composition VIII , 1923
  • Accent on Rose , 1926
  • PIET MONDRIAN
    • 1872-1944
    • “ All painting- the painting of the past as well as of the present-shows us that its essential plastic means we are only line and color”-Piet Mondrian
  • Composition with Yellow, Blue, and Red 1921 Gray Tree, 1912
  • Broadway Boogie-Woogie, 1942-1943
  • KASIMIR MALEVICH
    • 1878-1935
    • Apart of the Russian avant-garde
  • “ Only with the disappearance of a habit of mind which sees in pictures little corners of nature, Madonnas and shameless venuses, shall we witness a work of pure living art” -Malevich
  • Suprematism, 1917 Black Relationship, 1924
  • Suprematist Composition: White on White, 1918
  • CRITICS
    • Kandinsky failed to meet his own expectations
    • “ his paintings do not achieve his goal of creating nonrepresentational works that would transcend mere decorations through their power to express ideas and emotions”
    • People didn’t accept his paintings or recognize it as art
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