Abstract Art

Abstract art can be a painting or sculpture (including assemblage) that does not depict a person, place or thing in the natural world. Note that works of art that represent the world in exaggerated or distorted ways (such as the Cubist paintings of Paul Paul Cézanne and Pablo Picasso) are not abstract, for they present a type of conceptual realism. With abstract art, the subject of the work is based on what you see: color, shapes, brushstrokes, size, scale and, in some cases, the process (see action painting).

The Origins of Abstract Art

Art historians typically identify the early 20th century as an important historical moment in the history of abstract art as artists worked to create what they defined as “pure art”—creative works that were not grounded in visual perceptions, but in the imagination of the artist. Influential works from this time period include Picture with a Circle (1911) by the Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) and Francis Picabia’s Caoutchouc (1909)…

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