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Abstractionism

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Abstractionism

  1. 1. ABSTRACTIONISMBy: Bhakti Patel, Reeva Bourdic, Kiley Baringer
  2. 2. Abstractionism 1910’s to mid 1900’s Defined:  Using abstract art principles to represent internal thoughts  Using color and shapes to get the ‘idea’ of the subject across Influenced by Impressionism, Fauvism, and Cubism Happening all over the world (Kandinsky and Malevich in Russia, O’Keeffe in America, Mondrian in the Netherlands)
  3. 3. Abstractionism Abstract Art-  art that does not represent anything, but tries to achieve effect using shape, color, and line  imagery which departs from representational accuracy
  4. 4. Forms of Abstractionism Geometric-  Structural and has a mathematic design. (Comes from Cubism) Organic (Non-Geometric)-  An irregular shape. Could be found in nature.  inner self, curvilinear, decorative. Lyrical-  Has an emotional or spiritual connection
  5. 5. Wassily Kandinsky Born: December 16th ,1866 in Moscow Died: December 13th,1944 Played: Cello and Piano Named artwork as compositions because he had a strong correlation with music Believed that colors provoke emotions
  6. 6.  Started painting after visiting the French Impressionists exhibition in Moscow and the viewing of Monet’s, Haystacks at Giverny and Richard Wagner’s Lohengrin Believed that paintings should be connected with music
  7. 7.  Kandinsky’s work today is in exhibition across Europe and North America Famous for his Composition VIII and Transversal Lines People had mixed feelings about his work
  8. 8. Untitled (First Abstract Watercolor), 1910
  9. 9. Composition VIII (1923)
  10. 10. Transverse Lines (1923)
  11. 11. Kasmir Malevich Full name: Kazimir Severinovich Malevich Born: February 23, 1879 – May 15, 1935 Studied: painting, sculptures, architecture, and wrote Where he studied: Mascow School of Painting, Sculpture, architetcture Was involved in many exhibtitions Childhood: peasant embroidery, decorated walls and stoves, painted in peasant style
  12. 12.  Influences on work: aerial photography, aviation, revolutions in Russia, Kandinsky, Larionov, cubism, expressionism Role in Art World: laid down the foundation if Suprematism Publish Manifesto: From Cubism to Suprematism Taught at some schools and wrote the book The World as Non- Objectivity
  13. 13. The BlackSquare, 1915, KasmirMalevich
  14. 14. White onWhite, 1918, KasmirMalevich
  15. 15. Georgia O’Keeffe Born November 1887 in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Knew she wanted to be an artist at a young age Traveled often Married Photographer Alfred Stieglitz in 1923 Loved the “American West” (Texas, New Mexico) Died in 1986 in Santa Fe at the age of 98
  16. 16. Her Legacy The art world was dominated by men when her paintings became famous  “The men liked to put me down as the best woman painter. I think I’m one of the best painters” Awards:  1977- Received Medal of Freedom from President Gerald Ford, for her achievements in art  1985- Awarded National Medal of Arts by President Ronald Regan
  17. 17. Her Art and Influences Influenced by: Modern photography, Nature, “The American West,” and Fauvism Use of Color Use of Shapes
  18. 18. Music, Pink and Blue No. 2 (1918)
  19. 19. Blue Black and Grey (1960)
  20. 20. Red Cana (1923) Flower Abstraction (1924)
  21. 21. Blue Flower (1918)
  22. 22. Cow Skull with Calico Roses (1931)
  23. 23. Rams Head White Hollyhock and Little Hills (1935)
  24. 24. Reactions Her paintings of flowers make the viewer feel “as if we were human butterflies” “The observer feels like Alice after she had inbibed the ‘Drink Me’ phial” –James W. Lane Apollo magazine 1938 Others thought her paintings were “unabashedly sensual” The Miracle Flower (1936)
  25. 25. PIET MONDRIAN•Born: March 7, 1872 in the Netherlands•Was a theorist, writer, and artist, reflectedthe underlying spirituality of nature.•Liked simple and basic•Logical manner•Uses basic colors and forms•Wrote: Neo-Plasticism and now is keydocument for abstractionism
  26. 26.  One of the founders of De-stijl Major influences: Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Cubism, impressionism, Fav ism
  27. 27. Composition in Brown and Grey, Piet Mondrian, 1913
  28. 28. Composition A, 1923, Piet Mondrian

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