Formalism

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Formalism

  1. 2. Formalism Non-objective art in the early 20 th century
  2. 3. Formalism: <ul><li>theory of art that places emphasis on the design qualities; according to this theory, the most important thing about a work of art is the effective organization of the Elements of Art through the Principles of Design </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>All of the following artists began as landscape, portrait and genre painters who worked in the typical styles of their era and location. </li></ul><ul><li>In search of a “pure” art, they diminished or rejected obvious subject matter in their works; enjoying a freedom the limitation of and narrowness of “topics”, they explored the universal aspects of art: the elements and principles </li></ul>
  4. 5. Paul Klee <ul><li>whimsical, serious, influential </li></ul>
  5. 9. Wassily Kandinsky <ul><li>connections of music and color </li></ul>
  6. 13. Piet Mondrian and Kasimir Malevich <ul><li>theorists looking for the true universals of art </li></ul>

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