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Abstractionism

  1. 1. ABSTRACTIONISM<br />1<br />BY: LARUEN PROCHAZKA, MACKENZIE ROGERS, AND JILLIAN SOMMERVILLE<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />1918 White on White – Kasmir Malevich<br />
  3. 3. THE WORLD OF THE EARLY 1920’s<br />World War I has ended, rebuilding cities<br />Russian Revolution ended, Russian communism takes over<br />Stalin in power, social realism is the only art allowed<br />Nazi party forming<br />Color theory, light theory, cosmology, morphology, quantum mechanics, math and physics evolve<br />Development of photograph, methods of reproduction<br />3<br />
  4. 4. WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE THINK ABOUT ABSTRACTIONISM?<br />You just take an object and morph it using shapes<br />There’s no meaning to the shapes<br />Making fun of the object portrayed<br />4<br />
  5. 5. WHAT’S IT REALLY ABOUT?<br />Non-objective, No Imitation<br />Geometric shapes, no objects from observed world<br />Forms and colors exist for their own expressive sake, symbols<br />Dematerialization of the object<br />Clarity, certainty, order<br />Peering deeper into the mind, theosophy<br />Scientific, universal language of senses in a growing, chaotic world<br />5<br />
  6. 6. KANDINSKY<br />Accredited with first abstract work<br />Art is like music (inspired, structured, feeling, calculated, rhythm)<br />Abstract forms have spiritual basis<br />Color and shape are symbolic, ex: white=great silence, circle=wholeness<br />“Inner necessity”- artist’s intuitive, emotional response to the world<br />His work not supposed to be observed but felt slowly<br />Teacher at the Bauhaus in Germany<br />Express inner life of humans and their most intimate emotions<br />Viewer’s eye moves freely without limits imposed by artist<br />6<br />
  7. 7. 7<br />1913 Composition VII – Wassily Kandinsky<br />
  8. 8. 8<br />1923 Composition VIII – Wassilly Kandinsky<br />
  9. 9. 9<br />1926 Several Circles – Wassily Kandinsky<br />
  10. 10. ARE YOU STILL AWAKE?<br />10<br />
  11. 11. MALEVICH<br />Believed abandoning need to depict external world would break into deeper level of meaning<br />“Suprematism”- visual object is meaningless, feeling holds significance<br />Abandoned painting for a while to sketch suprematist cities<br />Imprisoned by Stalin for free-thinking art<br />Lover of math, tried to incorporate passionate emotion<br />Believed non-objective would overcome conflict between man v. nature, mind v. matter<br />11<br />
  12. 12. 12<br />1915 Black Square – Kasmir Malevich<br />
  13. 13. 13<br />1915 Suprematism – Kasmir Malevich<br />
  14. 14. 14<br />1916-17 Suprematist Painting – Kasmir Malevich<br />
  15. 15. MONDRIAN<br />Believed art of clarity and balance would lead to a society governed by universal visual harmony<br />Disciplined in life and art<br />Love of jazz<br />Simplified, mathematic structure<br />“Plastic reality”- reality was presence of the painting itself, not imitated nature<br />No symbolic meaning to colors<br />No communication with Russia because of war<br />Only through non-objective could humans approach the divine, the universal<br />15<br />
  16. 16. 16<br />1917 Composition in Color A – Piet Mondrian<br />
  17. 17. 17<br />1921 Composition with Red, Blue, Black, Yellow, and Gray<br />– Piet Mondrian<br />
  18. 18. 18<br />1933 Lozenge Composition with Four Yellow Lines – Piet Mondrian<br />
  19. 19. CONTRIBUTIONS TO ART<br />Cities are based on abstract forms<br />The painting was about the feeling you get looking at it, not the visual aspect of the object<br />Light, vital energy, feelings, and emotions coupled with math and science<br />Simplified geometric figures could reach deeper into the soul<br />Impact on industrial and advertisement art<br />19<br />
  20. 20. ABSTRACTIONISM ROCKS!<br />20<br />
  21. 21. THE END<br />21<br />

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