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Famous abstract artists

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Introduction towards abstractionism

Abstract paintings celebrate conceptual emotions, texture and colours in its every form rather than just imitating mere nature or trying to decipher mood.

From the period of Renaissance till the mid of 19th century Western art followed the stern logic of applying perspective. At the end of 19th century, several virtuoso of arts felt a need to engender a fresh form of art that assemble and incorporate all the variance taking place in science, technology and philosophy. This is how the concept of abstract art actualized and developed among the painters.

Masters of abstractions:

Some of the famous abstract artists of all times are:

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso (1881 – 1973): a legendary Spanish painter who brought an entirely new dimension to the world of art with his extreme creative talents. He pioneered cubism and continued this form till 1907. He introduced Protocubism, Analytic Cubism, Synthetic Cubism, realist and surrealist genre.

Arshile Gorky (1904-1948): Gorky’s art in the 1920’s and 30’s were highly influenced by Cezanne and Picasso. His creative contents moved towards abstraction during 1940. His famous paintings are Organization, the garden in Sochl, The Liver is the Cocks’ Comb, water of the Flowery Mill and The plough and the song.

Pieter Cornelis “Piet” Mondriaan (1872-1944): His works were influenced by Cubism and started experimenting with more abstract paintings during 20th century. Around 1920 he brought out his own style of work which is even popular today. His famous works are Schilderij No. 1: Lozenge with Two Lines and Blue (1926), aka Composition with Blue and Composition in White and Blue, Broadway Boogie Woogie and his incomp0lete Victory Boogie Woogie.

Paul Jackson Pollock (1912 -1956), in mid 20th century he pioneered usage of new techniques of painting. He sketched some of the greatest abstract paintings of all times. His method of “Action Painting” is world famous.

Mark Rothko (1903 -1970), His mature style of paintings represent pure colour of floating fields. His works are highly recognizable and distinguished. His famous works are Magenta, Black, and Green on Orange, Rust and Blue, Four Darks in Red (1958)

Among Contemporary Famous Abstract Artists, Sean Scully, Howard Hodgkin and Damien Hirst are quite well known for their works.

Capturing the canvases of abstraction

An expandable imagination and open-mindedness is exactly what you need for understanding abstract arts. Art galleries throughout has been playing an important role in shaping our culture and aesthetics. They portray various original works of eminent artist such as Da Vinci, Picasso, Dali, Klimt and many more of all times. Some of the famous art galleries are Louvre of Paris (France), Museum of Modern Art (New York City), and Uffizi Gallery (Florence, Italy).

With increasing number of art galleries and artists it’s easy to find arts for sale but it is important for you to value a piece of art in its true sense before buying art. Love and appreciation for ones creativity helps you evaluate any creative work of all times.

Lisa Kaendo, MA, MBA. A graduate from the world-renowned Parsons School of Design in New York as well as the prestigious Richard Ivey School of Business in London. Lisa has worked on the design team of several reputable brands including Zara and Ralph Lauren.

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