Who is the father of abstract art?

What makes the invention of abstraction in art such a revolutionary advance is the fact that it put into question the final objective of art in general. The image, which represented whatever reality until then, became a means to express internal thoughts, invisible realities. Before this major art movement was born, some artists were already trying to create abstract representations of reality, the Cubists for … Continue reading Who is the father of abstract art?

The Entertaining and Tumultuous Story of Monochrome Paintings

While impressionist where wondering about light and visual sensations in paintings like “Snow effects in Giverny” – Monet, 1893, a group of French artists called “The Incoherent” were having fun behind their backs! They produced the first monochromes: “Boozy patrol in fog” (grey); “Tomato harvest by apoplectic cardinals along the red sea” (Red); “Nigger fight in a Cave during the night” (Black), “First communion of … Continue reading The Entertaining and Tumultuous Story of Monochrome Paintings

A Short Guide to Malevich and Suprematism

Suprematism is an artistic movement born in Russa during the begining of the 20th century. Based on geometry, primary colors and abstraction, Kazimir Malevich is the founder of Suprematism. The term is coined because the artist is focused on purity of shapes and supreme form. What is abstraction? Abstraction is a plastic proposal chose by the artists and is detached from any mark. The language … Continue reading A Short Guide to Malevich and Suprematism