ABSTRACTIONISM<br />PRE-WWI • THROUGH THE 1920s • POST-WWI<br />
The Origins of Abstractionism<br />Influenced by:<br />Impressionism: Making the present permanent/ insignificant events o...
POST-IMPRESSIONIST INFLUENCES<br />Vision After the Sermon-<br />Gauguin1888<br />Orchard at Pontoise- Cezanne 1877<br />T...
MOVING TOWARD ABSTRACTIONISM<br />Winter Landscape- Kandinsky 1909<br />The Café Terrace on the Place du Forum Arles, at N...
CUBISM INFLUENCES<br />Composition VII- Kandinsky 1913<br />Two Figures- Popova 1913<br />
OTHER INFLUENCES<br />Influenced by discoveries in other areas:<br /> Chemistry and physics<br /> Philosophy<br /> Psychol...
What is abstractionism?<br />Abstractionism is “a kind of representational art in which the representational meanings of t...
GEOMETRIC ABSTRACTION<br />Oval Composition- Mondrian 1914<br />COMPOSITION NO. 10- MONDRIAN 1915<br /> composition No. 11...
FORMATION OF “ABSTRACT”<br />GEOMETRIC ABSTRACTION<br />Widened stream of cubism/ non-figurative geometric abstraction.<br...
NON-GEOMETRIC ABSTRACTION<br />In the grey- Kandinsky 1919<br />
FORMATION OF “ABSTRACT”<br />Non-Geometric PAINTINGS<br />Gauguin and Fauvism flowing into non-geometric abstraction.<br /...
Composition VIII-Kandinsky 1923<br />
KANDINSKY<br />His focus in abstract paintings:<br /> Spiritual desire<br /> Devotion to inner beauty<br /> Color and form...
The Sluice- Kandinsky 1901<br />
Untitled (first abstract watercolor)- Kandinsky 1910<br />
Improvisation 30 (CANNON)- Kandinsky 1913<br />
Composition IX- Kandinsky 1936<br />
Composition X-Kandinsky 1939<br />
COMPARISON PRE/POST WAR<br />Romantic landscape- Kandinsky 1911<br />Soft pressure- Kandinsky 1931<br />
Black Square on a White Ground- Malevich 1915<br />
Composition in black, white, and red painting NO. 9 – Mondrian 1939-42<br />
MONDRIAN<br />His focus in abstract paintings:<br /> Irregular movement of verticals and horizontals<br /> Discover an und...
TREES BY THE GEIN AT MOONRISE - MONDRIAN 1908<br />
Sea at sunset- Mondrian 1909<br />
Apple tree in flower- Mondrian 1912<br />
Composition with red, yellow, blue and black –Mondrian 1921<br />
Lozenge – Mondrian 1921<br />
Self Portrait – Mondrian 1900/1918<br />
Oriental Poppies-O’Keeffe 1928<br />
O’ KEEFFE<br />Her focus in abstract paintings:<br /> Abstract, 2D style removed from imitation of nature<br /> Use of sim...
The Specials – O’Keeffe<br />
Red Mesa – O’Keeffe 1917<br />
Music, Pink and Blue No. 2 –O’Keeffe 1918<br />
Plums- O'Keeffe 1920<br />
Shelton With Sunspots- O’Keeffe 1926<br />
Two Calla Lilies on Pink – O’Keeffe 1928<br />White Iris – O’Keeffe 1930<br />
MOVING TOWARD SURREALISM<br />Rams skull, white hollyhock and little hills- O'Keeffe 1935<br />From the Far Away Nearby- O...
ABSTRACT INTO THE MODERN WORLD<br />F<br />U<br />R<br />N<br />I<br />T<br />U<br />R<br />E<br />fashion<br />architectu...
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Abstractionism Lecture

  1. 1. ABSTRACTIONISM<br />PRE-WWI • THROUGH THE 1920s • POST-WWI<br />
  2. 2. The Origins of Abstractionism<br />Influenced by:<br />Impressionism: Making the present permanent/ insignificant events or subjects are made important<br />Post-Impressionism: use of planes overlapping/shifting color to indicate form and shape<br />Fauvism: use of color from exactly what the eye sees and abstract shapes and subjects<br />Cubism: explorations of geometric simplifications and reduced series of overlapped planes<br />
  3. 3. POST-IMPRESSIONIST INFLUENCES<br />Vision After the Sermon-<br />Gauguin1888<br />Orchard at Pontoise- Cezanne 1877<br />The Orchard-<br />Cezanne 1882<br />
  4. 4. MOVING TOWARD ABSTRACTIONISM<br />Winter Landscape- Kandinsky 1909<br />The Café Terrace on the Place du Forum Arles, at Night- Van Gogh 1888<br />
  5. 5. CUBISM INFLUENCES<br />Composition VII- Kandinsky 1913<br />Two Figures- Popova 1913<br />
  6. 6. OTHER INFLUENCES<br />Influenced by discoveries in other areas:<br /> Chemistry and physics<br /> Philosophy<br /> Psychology<br /> Poetry<br /> Music<br />
  7. 7. What is abstractionism?<br />Abstractionism is “a kind of representational art in which the representational meanings of the work are minimized by the artist.” –Brettell<br />“The abstract artist receives his inspiration not from any piece of nature you please, but from the nature as a whole, from its most multifarious manifestations; which accumulated in him and used to the work of art.” –Kandinsky <br />
  8. 8. GEOMETRIC ABSTRACTION<br />Oval Composition- Mondrian 1914<br />COMPOSITION NO. 10- MONDRIAN 1915<br /> composition No. 11- Mondrian 1913<br />
  9. 9. FORMATION OF “ABSTRACT”<br />GEOMETRIC ABSTRACTION<br />Widened stream of cubism/ non-figurative geometric abstraction.<br />Intellectual<br />Structural<br />Architectonic<br />Geometrical<br />Dependent upon logic and calculation<br />
  10. 10. NON-GEOMETRIC ABSTRACTION<br />In the grey- Kandinsky 1919<br />
  11. 11. FORMATION OF “ABSTRACT”<br />Non-Geometric PAINTINGS<br />Gauguin and Fauvism flowing into non-geometric abstraction.<br />Institutional<br />Emotional<br />Organic/biomorphic<br />Curvilinear<br />Decorative<br />Romantic (as opposed to classical)<br />Focuses on mystical<br />
  12. 12. Composition VIII-Kandinsky 1923<br />
  13. 13. KANDINSKY<br />His focus in abstract paintings:<br /> Spiritual desire<br /> Devotion to inner beauty<br /> Color and form<br /> Expressive methods for his emotional perceptions<br /> Non-representational<br />
  14. 14. The Sluice- Kandinsky 1901<br />
  15. 15. Untitled (first abstract watercolor)- Kandinsky 1910<br />
  16. 16. Improvisation 30 (CANNON)- Kandinsky 1913<br />
  17. 17. Composition IX- Kandinsky 1936<br />
  18. 18. Composition X-Kandinsky 1939<br />
  19. 19. COMPARISON PRE/POST WAR<br />Romantic landscape- Kandinsky 1911<br />Soft pressure- Kandinsky 1931<br />
  20. 20. Black Square on a White Ground- Malevich 1915<br />
  21. 21. Composition in black, white, and red painting NO. 9 – Mondrian 1939-42<br />
  22. 22. MONDRIAN<br />His focus in abstract paintings:<br /> Irregular movement of verticals and horizontals<br /> Discover an underlying structure of the world<br /> Mathematically elemental<br /> Removing clutter/revealing clearest form<br /> Natural forces defining shape and purpose<br />
  23. 23. TREES BY THE GEIN AT MOONRISE - MONDRIAN 1908<br />
  24. 24. Sea at sunset- Mondrian 1909<br />
  25. 25. Apple tree in flower- Mondrian 1912<br />
  26. 26. Composition with red, yellow, blue and black –Mondrian 1921<br />
  27. 27. Lozenge – Mondrian 1921<br />
  28. 28. Self Portrait – Mondrian 1900/1918<br />
  29. 29. Oriental Poppies-O’Keeffe 1928<br />
  30. 30. O’ KEEFFE<br />Her focus in abstract paintings:<br /> Abstract, 2D style removed from imitation of nature<br /> Use of simple, clear forms- bring out the essential meaning/context<br /> Emphasized balance and harmony <br /> Applied paint in dense, invisible strokes<br /> Descriptive of single colors<br />
  31. 31. The Specials – O’Keeffe<br />
  32. 32. Red Mesa – O’Keeffe 1917<br />
  33. 33. Music, Pink and Blue No. 2 –O’Keeffe 1918<br />
  34. 34. Plums- O'Keeffe 1920<br />
  35. 35. Shelton With Sunspots- O’Keeffe 1926<br />
  36. 36. Two Calla Lilies on Pink – O’Keeffe 1928<br />White Iris – O’Keeffe 1930<br />
  37. 37. MOVING TOWARD SURREALISM<br />Rams skull, white hollyhock and little hills- O'Keeffe 1935<br />From the Far Away Nearby- O’Keeffe 1938<br />
  38. 38. ABSTRACT INTO THE MODERN WORLD<br />F<br />U<br />R<br />N<br />I<br />T<br />U<br />R<br />E<br />fashion<br />architecture<br />

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