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Sucré salé
Sucré salé
$1,414
Acrylic painting (70 x 100 cm)
Ici et ailleurs 19- 01
Ici et ailleurs 19- 01
$1,957
Oil painting (100 x 50 cm)
Cinétique 15
Cinétique 15
$1,002
Acrylic painting (60 x 60 cm)
La constellation du dragon
La constellation du dragon
$1,768
Mixed media (45 x 45 cm)
Illusion ou réalité
Illusion ou réalité
$1,650
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
The beauty and the beast
The beauty and the beast
$2,122
Mixed media (81 x 65 cm)
Pas si carrés que ça
Pas si carrés que ça
$3,418
Mixed media (185 x 130 cm)
Composition n°1092
Composition n°1092
$2,298
Acrylic painting (106 x 78 cm)
Tomorrow flowers
Tomorrow flowers
$1,002
Mixed media (50 x 61 cm)
Formes 5
Formes 5
$1,061
Acrylic painting (73 x 92 cm)
Tristan
Tristan
$1,179
Mixed media (64 x 100 cm)
Organic garden 1
Organic garden 1
$849
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Onde minérale
Onde minérale
$1,084
Mixed media (70 x 100 cm)
L'homme qui vient
L'homme qui vient
$2,829
Mixed media (59 x 39 cm)
Poudre
Poudre
$2,593
Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Thinking about you
Thinking about you
$1,297
Mixed media (30 x 90 cm)
Into the blue
Into the blue
$4,479
Mixed media (200 x 120 cm)
Sunset in red 2
Sunset in red 2
$2,711
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Nouvel ange
Nouvel ange
$2,475
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
God of wonder
God of wonder
$2,711
Mixed media (73 x 100 cm)
Empreinte 14
Empreinte 14
$637
Acrylic painting (42 x 58 cm)
Série plurielle composition n°XVII
Série plurielle composition n°XVII
$943
Acrylic painting (60 x 60 cm)
Dans les forêts
Dans les forêts
$1,356
Acrylic painting (70 x 70 cm)
Champ de perception chromatique a-08
Champ de perception chromatique a-08
$3,890
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Cavalier
Cavalier
$825
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
1er juillet 2020
1er juillet 2020
$3,300
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
Proximité
Proximité
$1,414
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Organicum centralis 23
Organicum centralis 23
$4,125
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Noir et blanc
Noir et blanc
$943
Acrylic painting (75 x 110 cm)
Horizon d'énergie
Horizon d'énergie
$589
Acrylic painting (46 x 55 cm)
Untitled 02
Untitled 02
$825
Oil painting (70 x 77 cm)
Sans titre 523
Sans titre 523
$1,297
Mixed media (100 x 80 cm)
Downunder II
Downunder II
$4,125
Acrylic painting (97 x 195 cm)
Élévation de la chance
Élévation de la chance
$2,829
Mixed media (59 x 39 cm)
Les ballerines
Les ballerines
$1,167
Acrylic painting (50 x 100 cm)
Inception
Inception
$2,298
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Misty day
Misty day
$2,711
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Petite pose au jardin
Petite pose au jardin
$2,475
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Free progression
Free progression
$1,179
Acrylic painting (65 x 81 cm)
Peinture carnivore
Peinture carnivore
$1,002
Mixed media (80 x 60 cm)
Sans titre 694
Sans titre 694
$2,357
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Antarès
Antarès
$1,414
Mixed media (41 x 46 cm)
Ciel  d'automne  en fin d'après-midi
Ciel d'automne en fin d'après-midi
$2,240
Mixed media (100 x 135 cm)
Volcano
Volcano
$589
Mixed media (50 x 40 cm)
Inside 23
Inside 23
$460
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Imperial
Imperial
$2,770
Oil painting (100 x 120 cm)
Empreinte 15
Empreinte 15
$660
Acrylic painting (50 x 65 cm)
A l'origine
A l'origine
$1,179
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le désir
Le désir
$943
Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
L'envolée... III (la tête dans les nuages 2013)
L'envolée... III (la tête dans les nuages 2013)
$1,886
Mixed media (50 x 100 cm)
Danse du feu
Danse du feu
$825
Mixed media (40 x 40 cm)
Cinétique 13
Cinétique 13
$884
Acrylic painting (55 x 45 cm)
Queen of the night
Queen of the night
$2,228
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Mtp variation spotted 80.36-19
Mtp variation spotted 80.36-19
$943
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Liens linéa 03
Liens linéa 03
$1,650
Acrylic painting (121 x 40 cm)
Les lumières de la ville - ombres et lumières
Les lumières de la ville - ombres et lumières
$2,711
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Mauges
Mauges
$707
Acrylic painting (55 x 46 cm)
Polder
Polder
$1,532
Mixed media (40 x 40 cm)
Mais où va le monde (2) ?
Mais où va le monde (2) ?
$1,886
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
Forêt
Forêt
$2,652
Acrylic painting (81 x 130 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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