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Ici ou là
Ici ou là
$2,597
Oil painting (130 x 97 cm)
Hélène
Hélène
$790
Mixed media (50 x 80 cm)
Arrête ton char rené
Arrête ton char rené
$621
Mixed media (60 x 42 cm)
Foret  blanche
Foret blanche
$1,806
Acrylic painting (90 x 130 cm)
Ici et ailleurs 19- 01
Ici et ailleurs 19- 01
$1,874
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Black season 2
Black season 2
$452
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Sans titre n*17905
Sans titre n*17905
$1,355
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Synapses
Synapses
$1,016
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Spectre
Spectre
$1,016
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Silhouettes 20.v
Silhouettes 20.v
$3,839
Acrylic painting (100 x 122 cm)
Dans les forêts
Dans les forêts
$1,298
Acrylic painting (70 x 70 cm)
Miroir intérieur
Miroir intérieur
$1,806
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Série Plurielles : triptyque I
Série Plurielles : triptyque I
$3,613
Acrylic painting (80 x 160 cm)
Peinture n° 41_20
Peinture n° 41_20
$790
Acrylic painting (60 x 60 cm)
Cinétique 14
Cinétique 14
$790
Acrylic painting (40 x 50 cm)
"ah les hommes" (millésime 2007)
"ah les hommes" (millésime 2007)
$1,694
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Une souris
Une souris
$452
Watercolour (39 x 29 cm)
Paysage interieur 0615
Paysage interieur 0615
$621
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Rork
Rork
$1,694
Acrylic painting (50 x 100 cm)
Despegar I
Despegar I
$960
Mixed media (50 x 65 cm)
Les nébuleuses - 007
Les nébuleuses - 007
$565
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
Petite mimi
Petite mimi
$2,258
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
L'un contre l'autre-1
L'un contre l'autre-1
$1,919
Mixed media (96 x 68 cm)
Danaïdes
Danaïdes
$677
Mixed media (65 x 100 cm)
Sans titre 023
Sans titre 023
$2,823
Acrylic painting (80 x 120 cm)
Les poires
Les poires
$508
Watercolour (50 x 50 cm)
Le temps endormi
Le temps endormi
-20% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (81 x 100 cm)
Corpuscule
Corpuscule
$2,032
Mixed media (100 x 120 cm)
The eternal moment
The eternal moment
$1,682
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Carnycios - 11
Carnycios - 11
$1,976
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Errance
Errance
$1,016
Acrylic painting (54 x 65 cm)
Peace & love
Peace & love
$1,129
Acrylic painting (90 x 30 cm)
Alchimie
Alchimie
$903
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Pictura ricercata XII
Pictura ricercata XII
$903
Acrylic painting (75 x 110 cm)
Mtp variation multichromatque 90.33-19
Mtp variation multichromatque 90.33-19
$2,032
Acrylic painting (90 x 90 cm)
Diptyque
Diptyque
$1,581
Oil painting (140 x 100 cm)
Dévoration
Dévoration
$790
Mixed media (140 x 100 cm)
Série plurielles : composition n° I
Série plurielles : composition n° I
$1,806
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Mon scarabée
Mon scarabée
$1,355
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
Rouge
Rouge
$903
Acrylic painting (75 x 110 cm)
Amour d'été... (géométrie nomade 2019)
Amour d'été... (géométrie nomade 2019)
$2,484
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Apeiron well
Apeiron well
$677
Mixed media (50 x 65 cm)
Eclosion
Eclosion
$1,694
Acrylic painting (73 x 92 cm)
Escape
Escape
-20% in the Special Offers
Acrylic painting (73 x 92 cm)
Tour de Babel aux rois losanges
Tour de Babel aux rois losanges
$2,032
Mixed media (73 x 60 cm)
Ode-2
Ode-2
$2,032
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
The beauty and the beast
The beauty and the beast
$2,032
Mixed media (81 x 65 cm)
Si
Si
$779
Acrylic painting (54 x 65 cm)
Tourne, tourne et surtout ne t'arrête pas de tourner
Tourne, tourne et surtout ne t'arrête pas de tourner
$723
Acrylic painting (90 x 90 cm)
Mineral light
Mineral light
$903
Acrylic painting (40 x 60 cm)
Point de bascule
Point de bascule
$565
Acrylic painting (30 x 42 cm)
Silhouettes 20-iii
Silhouettes 20-iii
$1,468
Acrylic painting (116 x 89 cm)
Liquide 1
Liquide 1
$779
Acrylic painting (40 x 40 cm)
La mer n'existe pas
La mer n'existe pas
$1,242
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Purée
Purée
$1,694
Acrylic painting (115 x 75 cm)
Rose - 311
Rose - 311
$790
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Résonance intérieure
Résonance intérieure
$2,032
Acrylic painting (70 x 50 cm)
Cinétique 39
Cinétique 39
$508
Mixed media (29 x 19 cm)
Atacama desert (whales in the desert)
Atacama desert (whales in the desert)
$3,782
Acrylic painting (233 x 96 cm)
Stripe time 2
Stripe time 2
$903
Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)

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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