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You might be surprised to find yourself enjoying geometric wall art despite there being little or no figurative model in such compositions... But figuration is not the only plastic means for inspiring emotion. Curved, broken and even connected lines, accompanied by colour, can be enough to win your heart. Which is why KAZoART offers a sublime collection of geometric paintings with varied compositions.
Frantisek Kupka (Disks of Newton) and Vassily Kandinsky were the first painters to produce geometric abstract art. Over time, figuration was replaced entirely by lines and colour (eg. Several Circles and On the Points, Kandinsky).
In 1915, Kasimir Malevich published From Cubism to Suprematism, theorizing a pictorial language composed solely of geometric shapes. These geometric paintings, such as Black Square and White on White reflected his theory that the economy of means and form has much more to say than a simple figurative depiction.
Continuing in the same vein, artists like Theo Van Doesburg and Piet Mondrian offered works meticulously constructed from precise rules (absence of oblique lines, absence of symmetry, use of pure colour). Notable geometric paintings from these artists include Mondrian's Composition with Red Blue and Yellow and Van Doesburg's Counter-Composition XIV.
Geometry in art exists whenever proportion and perspective have been considered by an artist. Since the Renaissance period, therefore, maths has dictated the composition of geometric paintings. Nonetheless, geometric shapes, which can be defined as lines, straight lines, squares, rectangles, circles and triangles, only became the sole subject of certain compositions in the 20th century.
In geometric abstract art, the focus is on a new, very stripped back, almost bare essential plastic language. Waves such as Suprematism, Geometric Abstraction, Constructivism and Neoplasticism favoured form and colour, ousting the figurative which had until then reigned as the undisputed master in the history of art.