Abstract art is a new image of reality, other than the one we actually see. Many paintings have been painted by great contemporary artists. In particular, some paintings have stood out from others because of their peculiarities. These paintings have been perpetuated generation after generation.
The great figures of abstract painting, whatever their origin, did not enjoy deserved fame. First criticized as lacking talent by other artists of the time, the hidden and specific meaning of each of their works seduced a category of people known as intellectuals. Among the best known works, we can cite the following:
The Suprematic Composition (1910) and the White Square on White Background (1918) by the Russian Kasimir Malevich,
Fugue (1914) and Moscow (1916) by the Russian Vasily Kandinsky, then considered the founding father of abstract art,
Pink Garden (1920) and Red Balloon (1922) by German Paul Klee,
Les Coureurs (1926) and Joie de vivre (1930) by Frenchman Robert Delaunay,
Around a point (1910) and Two blues (1956) by Czech Frantisek Kupka.
According to these dates, we can say that the World War was a real source of inspiration, a revelation for these painters who, moreover, each came from a country that was a pillar of the war.
Also famous but less famous than those we have previously mentioned, we can quote :
The neoplasticism of the Dutchman Piet Mondrian,
Abstraction (1939) and Composition in Red, Yellow and Blue (1941) by the American Ad Reinhart seen as an initiator of conceptual and minimal art,
The pianist of Jazz and Geometric Composition with Red Circles by Frenchman Edgar Stoebel, who also created figure-synthesis in 1960.
The Eiffel Tower (1954) and The Concert (1955) by the Russian Nicolas de Staël,
Magenta, black, green on orange (1949) by the American Mark Rothko, famous for his abstract expressionism.
Swing: the composition and arrangement of the coloured forms of the canvas suggest a wide, intense and colourful space, while the lines and strokes underline the strength, dynamism and rhythm.
Abstract speed: the huge curves sweeping across the surface of the painting give the impression that the car is travelling at high speed.
Hinba: the colour opposition between the warm orange background and the blue, green, white and yellow punctuation marks captivates the viewer’s eye.