A history of famous abstract painters

A history of famous abstract painters

Abstract paintings are standout pieces of art any collector should wish to possess. While landscapes, realistic objects and actual portraiture paintings are very interesting collect, having a piece of abstract art is a gem to one’s collection. Some of the more important abstract paintings are those of Piet Mondrian, a painter who hailed from Netherlands in 1872. Piet Mondrian’s paintings can be distinguished from the rest by the eminence of colored squares, thick black lines and rectangles. Art work depicting such were seen during the later point of his career, after him spending a part of it doing the traditional Impressionism art and post-impressionism art patterned from Van Gogh. He also took inspiration from Braque and Picasso until he eventually developed his own remarkable style. Eventually, Mondrian diverted into geometric abstracts with the use of dark black lines. Such style led him to produce works which were not viewed as actual representational objects. Mondrial’s paintings are so unique from other famous abstract painters that his works still remain famous paintings for sale in art galleries.

Cubism is one form of the abstract art’s evolution. Abstract paintings abound in most art galleries or paintings for sale on the net. However, the skill and the uniqueness of cubism art which was made famous by Pablo Picasso remains sought after. Of course, those who know their art know that he shares this technique with the late great Georges Braque. Most of Picasso’s paintings depict human figures illustrated in different angles or viewpoints. Picasso married his technique with that of Braque who studies Cezanne’s method. Eventually, the tandem gave birth to the so-called analytical cubism. This abstract art form is characterized by a monochrome picture depicting everyday themes such as still life. Later, the cubist abstract art evolved into synthetic cubism. This lends the subject to appear fragmented which makes it recognizable but less formal. Such process usually leads to a “reconstruction” of the subject in the process of the meeting of intersecting, transparent planes.

When talking about art, especially those bordering on experimental, non-traditional and modern, people usually relate such to New York. While it is true that the city, being a melting pot of various cultures, have an expansive and intensive exploration of art, especially the abstract paintings, the Americans did not pioneer such art. For those who know their art well, they do know that much of art, especially abstract art originated in Europe. It then follows that most of the pioneers of said art belong to nationalities apart from the Americans. One of the famous names which would ring a bell in abstract art is Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky, who is a famous Russian painter and art theorist. To Kandinsky, his concept of art is based on the idea that he “artist is a poet.” His influences are derived from the precepts of theosophy and the New Age tradition. He also infused influences from his Orthodox Christian upbringing. The works which clearly depict such tradition are those which interpret Noah's Ark, Christ's Resurrection, Jonah and the whale and scenes from the Apocalypse. Kandinsky's works are some of the more best-selling paintings for sale in most art galleries.

Pablo Picasso is one of the most expensive names in the history of fine art-a Spanish sculptor, painter, ceramist and graphic artist, he is considered as the most phenomenal art genius of the 20th century. Picasso forever changed the way we see reality and art. He is the pioneer of cubism, an early form of abstract paintings. Throughout his life, Picasso's art style has 'morphed' depending on the time of his life, thus his artworks are categorized into periods. He began his art career with realistic paintings, but shifted to the somber 'Blue Period', the upbeat and optimistic 'Rose Period', and then later Cubism, Classicism and Surrealism. Picasso's paintings are now featured in different art galleries around the globe, and you can also see most of them online in the Online Picasso Project. You can find Picasso art for sale and check if it is legitimate through Online Picasso Project. Picasso has had a broad collection of artworks and sculptures, indeed. His many facets make him the most interesting and talented artists of the 20th century.

Paul Cezanne was an important influential figure in the development of 2 of the greatest art movements in the 20th century, impressionism and abstract art. He was especially a major influence to Matisse and Picasso, the forerunner of abstractionism. Paul Cezanne is a famous French painter that has moved so many painters because of his innovative art styles. He is an inspiration to Matisse, Picasso, and other artists, saying that 'Cezanne is the father of us all'. We can see in Cezanne's abstract paintings his mastery in the use of color and composition, and he has a style of his own. Please also visit the painters we represent in our online art gallery.

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