The Meaning of Abstract Art

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Charles S

 

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January 29, 2015

 

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Impressionism disregarded the notion that art was supposed to portray images. Post Impressionism continued this trend and placed more emphasis on the artist's emotions and expression. Wassily Kandinsky and Kasimir Malevich were the first to really create works that were pure abstraction. Kandinsky was the founder of the Abstraction movement and even published a book detailing his theories on art and spirituality, On the Spiritual in Art...
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(http://www.artelino.com/articles/abstract_art.asp) Kandinsky created a series of pieces with numbered titles beginning with, "Improvisation" and "Composition." (http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/kandinsky/) These works were studies in color and line, without an emphasis on representation. While Kandinsky worked in Germany, Malevich spent much of his time in the Russian city of Vitebsk where he taught and founded the UNOVIS, which stood for "Affirmers of the New Art" and was founded to promote "collectivity in the creative process" and create a new way of teaching and creating art...
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