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Passions
Passions
$1,315
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Chemin
Chemin
$1,096
Mixed media (50 x 65 cm)
Tour de Babel aux rois losanges
Tour de Babel aux rois losanges
$1,972
Mixed media (73 x 60 cm)
Hélène
Hélène
$767
Mixed media (50 x 80 cm)
Una mattina
Una mattina
$1,752
Acrylic painting (120 x 100 cm)
Abstraction
Abstraction
$986
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Cinétique 14
Cinétique 14
$767
Acrylic painting (40 x 50 cm)
Apeiron well
Apeiron well
$657
Mixed media (50 x 65 cm)
Welcome to Nepal
Welcome to Nepal
$1,040
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Voiles de flammes II
Voiles de flammes II
$2,629
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Fugue méditative
Fugue méditative
$1,753
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
Corpuscule
Corpuscule
$1,972
Mixed media (100 x 120 cm)
Solitude I
Solitude I
$931
Acrylic painting (54 x 65 cm)
Spring in brittany
Spring in brittany
$876
Acrylic painting (60 x 60 cm)
Contre jour
Contre jour
$1,534
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Abstraction 03-20
Abstraction 03-20
$1,205
Acrylic painting (116 x 89 cm)
HumanoÏdes bulle
HumanoÏdes bulle
$2,082
Acrylic painting (81 x 65 cm)
Peinture carnivore
Peinture carnivore
$931
Mixed media (80 x 60 cm)
Terres d'ocres 3
Terres d'ocres 3
$241
Mixed media (40 x 30 cm)
Mistral x2
Mistral x2
$526
Acrylic painting (60 x 60 cm)
Cosmic
Cosmic
$1,863
Acrylic painting (116 x 89 cm)
Huile sur toile 80f
Huile sur toile 80f
$3,287
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Coulée verte d'orpiment
Coulée verte d'orpiment
$4,382
Acrylic painting (146 x 114 cm)
To the light
To the light
$1,205
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Porte du dragon
Porte du dragon
$4,602
Mixed media (104 x 175 cm)
Fin de la party - Cuba
Fin de la party - Cuba
$4,163
Oil painting (125 x 71 cm)
Abstrait 4
Abstrait 4
$329
Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Jupiter
Jupiter
$1,642
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Carnaval
Carnaval
$635
Mixed media (40 x 40 cm)
Water
Water
$1,753
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
Cinétique 15
Cinétique 15
$931
Acrylic painting (60 x 60 cm)
"ah les hommes" (millésime 2007)
"ah les hommes" (millésime 2007)
$1,643
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Poudre de terre
Poudre de terre
$2,191
Acrylic painting (60 x 81 cm)
Série plurielles : composition n° I
Série plurielles : composition n° I
-10% in the Special Offers
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Enveloppe charnelle
Enveloppe charnelle
$1,315
Watercolour (51 x 71 cm)
Le festival diurne
Le festival diurne
-10% in the Special Offers
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
L'espérance
L'espérance
$1,096
Mixed media (60 x 60 cm)
L'eau
L'eau
$1,096
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Miroir intérieur
Miroir intérieur
$2,180
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Printemps
Printemps
$318
Mixed media (40 x 20 cm)
Kofikup
Kofikup
$383
Mixed media (30 x 30 cm)
Bleu lagune XL
Bleu lagune XL
$1,314
Acrylic painting (120 x 120 cm)
Le songe ou la solitude
Le songe ou la solitude
$767
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
De corps à d'âme
De corps à d'âme
$866
Mixed media (70 x 30 cm)
Hills
Hills
$986
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Plâtre confiné 2
Plâtre confiné 2
$329
Mixed media (15 x 20 cm)
Place du trafic
Place du trafic
$952
Acrylic painting (90 x 90 cm)
A la source
A la source
$734
Watercolour (56 x 36 cm)
En osmose... (série : géométrie nomade 2019)
En osmose... (série : géométrie nomade 2019)
$1,643
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
Peinture 10402908
Peinture 10402908
$3,396
Mixed media (114 x 146 cm)
Last night
Last night
$3,835
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Formes 7
Formes 7
$1,315
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
Poisson lune
Poisson lune
$822
Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
Cœur à cœur
Cœur à cœur
$1,041
Watercolour (56 x 56 cm)
Passion hibiscus
Passion hibiscus
$635
Acrylic painting (50 x 60 cm)
Circulation a
Circulation a
$832
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Rose - 303
Rose - 303
$581
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Filaments 1
Filaments 1
$953
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Move
Move
$1,315
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Danse du feu
Danse du feu
$581
Mixed media (40 x 40 cm)
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Abstract art paintings speak above all to our emotions and sensibilities. They awaken the creativity within all of us and push us to question the world and our prejudices. At KAZoART, we are honoured to be able to bring together talented artists who, using oil, acrylic, watercolour and other mediums, rival each other in originality to explore abstract painting. Discover our selection of contemporary abstract paintings.

Renowned abstract painters

It is generally agreed that the first artist to have created an abstract artwork was the Russian painter Vassily Kandinsky. After his first "abstract" watercolour in 1910, he produced various paintings manifesting his desire to emphasize colour and form at the expense of a loyal depiction of reality, as in Composition VII (1913) and On White II (1923).

In the early 20th century, the Fauvist movement, spearheaded by Henri Matisse, began to reflect not on form but on colour. With abstract art paintings like Green Stripe (1905), in which he painted his wife with green and yellow skin, Matisse sought to use bright, unrealistic colours to arouse stronger emotions.

Orphism used small touches of light colours to emphasize luminosity, leading Robert Delaunay from the figurative to abstract art with Man with a Tulip (1609) and Simultaneous Windows on the City (1912). With her cut flowers, Grey, Blue & Black, Pink Circle (1929), Georgie O'Keefe lent her talent to the growing abstraction of art.

Geometric abstraction was developed by well-known names such as Kazimir Malevich, who created Suprematism - a reflection completely disconnected from realist constraints - and focused his work on form and colour, as seen in Supremus no. 56 in 1916. Other proponents include Piet Mondrian and his abstract work Composition in Red, Yellow, Blue and Black (1926), and Joan Miro and his huge abstract painting The Kiss (1924).

Many painters have marked the history of abstract painting: Jackson Pollock Number 5 (1948), Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Paul Klee, Francis Picabia, Fernand Léger, Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Clyfford Still and Barnett Newman, and for minimalist abstract painting, Agnès Martin, Ad Reinhardt and Franck Stella.

The history and techniques of abstract painting

Hegel claimed in 1832 that art must "lie in something different from the purely formal imitation of what we find given, which in any case can bring to birth only tricks, not works of art". In the early 20th century, a growing movement opposed classic academic European painting, which prioritized the rules of Realism, leaving little space for the style, personality and emotions of the painter or their audience.

From 1905, German Expressionism brought the idea in theory and in practice that art does not exist to depict reality but instead to arouse emotions independent to the real world. An analogy is made with music, which arouses emotion without any attempt to depict reality. This idea fed the concept of "pure art", emanating from invented subjects not chosen from everyday life. 

The prospect of using abstract art to experiment with new techniques and new subjects of inspiration was a source of exaltation for these painters, who tackled colour, form and perspective with a fresh eye. They rejected the depiction on canvas of the third dimension.

Throughout the 20th century, a large number of movements emerged in succession and in parallel to one another. Fauvism focused on bright colours, more closely reflecting the painter’s feelings than reality. Forms remained generally figurative. Orphism gradually moved away from perspective and figuration, prioritizing small brush strokes in bright and light colours. 

This same period also saw the birth of Cubism, whose influence in terms of deconstruction was decisive in the progression towards contemporary abstract painting. Artists created flat depictions of objects, based on their own perception of crossed lines. 

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