Abstract Art Paintings, one of the most popular style of Art today came into being at the cusp of 20th century out of the need to develop a new kind of Art that would break away from traditional representation of reality.
Abstract Art is non-objective , non figurative & non representational art which doesn’t portray recognizable and indicates departure from reality in depiction of imagery. This departure from accurate representation can be slight, partial, or complete. Abstract art paintings result out of pure imagination and creativity exploring shape, form, color and line to create a composition.
It is far from what you see in real world and hence it is the purest form of Artist’s expression without any constraint. One of the reasons why it is in high demand by Art lovers and Art Collectors across the world.
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Abstract Art Paintings - History & Techniques
Three art movements which contributed to the development of abstract art were Romanticism , Impressionism and Expressionism.
Wassily Kandinsky, a well-known German Expressionist, was pioneer of abstraction. Kandinsky , increasingly concerned with color and reducing the form in his Art had joined German expressionist group experimenting with linear rhythmical expressionism which became his hallmark. The first abstract appeared in 1910. One of his famous Abstract painting is Blue rider.
Besides, among the very numerous art movements that embody abstraction would be for instance fauvism in which color is conspicuously and deliberately altered vis-a-vis reality, and cubism, which blatantly alters the forms of the real life entities depicted.