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Zoukaidi
Zoukaidi
$759
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Cinétique 15
Cinétique 15
$922
Acrylic painting (60 x 60 cm)
Mouvements inertes mi_a04
Mouvements inertes mi_a04
$596
Mixed media (35 x 55 cm)
70x100_037
70x100_037
$759
Acrylic painting (70 x 100 cm)
By the sea
By the sea
$2,169
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Carnycios - 11
Carnycios - 11
$1,898
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Les fleurs de l'été
Les fleurs de l'été
$553
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Poetry
Poetry
$1,626
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Oiseaux bleus
Oiseaux bleus
$1,084
Mixed media (60 x 80 cm)
Originel
Originel
$759
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Miroir intérieur
Miroir intérieur
$2,158
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Jupiter
Jupiter
$1,625
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Water
Water
$1,735
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
La tourmente
La tourmente
$1,041
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Geheimnis
Geheimnis
-30% in the Special Offers
Acrylic painting (75 x 110 cm)
Osmose
Osmose
$1,626
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Apeiron deep atoll
Apeiron deep atoll
$1,410
Mixed media (90 x 130 cm)
Au pied des montagnes
Au pied des montagnes
$867
Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
Blue colors
Blue colors
$1,301
Acrylic painting (120 x 80 cm)
Crépuscule
Crépuscule
$596
Watercolour (20 x 20 cm)
Niki
Niki
$640
Mixed media (48 x 48 cm)
Bushido
Bushido
$2,711
Acrylic painting (130 x 195 cm)
Transmutation florale 2
Transmutation florale 2
$1,952
Acrylic painting (65 x 81 cm)
1ère classe
1ère classe
$1,518
Acrylic painting (130 x 81 cm)
Memories in blue
Memories in blue
$2,169
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
I can hear the light
I can hear the light
-30% in the Special Offers
Watercolour (59 x 39 cm)
Mousses errantes... (dyptique)
Mousses errantes... (dyptique)
$759
Acrylic painting (40 x 80 cm)
Quelques gouttes sur ma peau
Quelques gouttes sur ma peau
$1,041
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Au jardin de bagatelle, paris
Au jardin de bagatelle, paris
$2,169
Acrylic painting (76 x 116 cm)
De corps à d'âme
De corps à d'âme
$857
Mixed media (70 x 30 cm)
Listen to the sunset 3
Listen to the sunset 3
$1,626
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Sur le port
Sur le port
$1,410
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Erosion - 2
Erosion - 2
$1,030
Mixed media (60 x 60 cm)
Cerisier
Cerisier
$2,169
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Bleu nuit
Bleu nuit
$888
Acrylic painting (80 x 120 cm)
Bulles bouillantes noires
Bulles bouillantes noires
$1,300
Acrylic painting (120 x 120 cm)
Îles bleu clair XL
Îles bleu clair XL
$1,300
Acrylic painting (120 x 120 cm)
Un jour ordinaire
Un jour ordinaire
$488
Mixed media (60 x 30 cm)
Série plurielles : composition XI
Série plurielles : composition XI
$2,060
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Evanescence
Evanescence
$1,843
Mixed media (50 x 40 cm)
Peinture carnivore
Peinture carnivore
$922
Mixed media (80 x 60 cm)
70x100_043
70x100_043
$759
Acrylic painting (70 x 100 cm)
Move
Move
$1,301
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
The rising
The rising
$1,952
Acrylic painting (96 x 162 cm)
Présence 5-20
new
Présence 5-20
$867
Acrylic painting (50 x 100 cm)
Cinétique 16
Cinétique 16
$922
Acrylic painting (60 x 60 cm)
Entre deux eaux
Entre deux eaux
$867
Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
Vague minérale
Vague minérale
$2,158
Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Conduit par le souffle
Conduit par le souffle
$813
Acrylic painting (60 x 60 cm)
Deux enfants
Deux enfants
$867
Mixed media (50 x 61 cm)
Levée de brume
Levée de brume
$628
Mixed media (65 x 81 cm)
Cascade de lumière
Cascade de lumière
$1,084
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Fleurs de champ
Fleurs de champ
$1,464
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Composition no.10 - three blue circles
Composition no.10 - three blue circles
-30% in the Special Offers
Acrylic painting (40 x 40 cm)
Canicule, résistance
Canicule, résistance
$1,952
Oil painting (50 x 114 cm)
Paper toros - 01
Paper toros - 01
$1,464
Oil painting (102 x 66 cm)
D223
D223
$1,301
Acrylic painting (120 x 40 cm)
Nuages IV
Nuages IV
$1,084
Acrylic painting (89 x 116 cm)
12-014
12-014
$2,169
Acrylic painting (150 x 150 cm)
Zero waste II
Zero waste II
$1,290
Mixed media (46 x 54 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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