Abstract Art is a very broad term which can be used to describe art that has non-figurative stylized form and does not represent reality. Abstract Expressionism was a later art movement which should be not be confused with pure Abstract Art.
Abstract art has no clear connection to the real world and is also known as pure abstraction. Contemporary abstract wall art provides some of the most suitable decoration for any contemporary home or office.
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Wassily Kandinsky (Vasili Kandinsky) is usually regarded as the pioneer of the Abstract Art Movement with his water color painting Untitled 1910.
Famous abstract paintings by Kandinsky include Black Lines 1913, Composition X, Composition VII.
Did Wassily Kandinsky create the first abstract oil painting?, The Tate Gallery has reminded us that Swedish artist, Hilma Af Klint, is the rightful holder of the title, with her painting The Ten Largest, No 2 which was painted in 1907, some three years earlier than Kandinsky’s Untitled 1910.
Whilst most abstract artists experimented with many art movements, Hilma af Klint never strayed from abstract oil painting on canvas. The Ten Largest No 3 Youth Group IV 1907 and The Ten Largest No 1 1907 are Hilma af Klint paintings which affirm her dedication to the Abstract Art movement.
Other abstract art movement artists include Paul Klee and Russian abstract artist Kazimir Malevich.
Klee was a prolific artist and his journey to abstraction is exemplified in many of his 1910 to 1940 paintings. Famous abstract oil paintings by Paul Klee include In the Style of the Kairouan Transferred to the Moderate 1914 Highways and Byways 1929 Rich Harbour 1938 and Architectural Script 1918
Kazimir Malevich abstractionism led him the development of Suprematism, which profoundly influenced the development of abstract art.
Another Russian abstract artist, Lybov Popova was also instrumental in developing other art movements which were derived from abstractionism such as Cubo-Futurism and Constructivsm.
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