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étude 1, foudre
étude 1, foudre
$778
Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Crépuscule
Crépuscule
$611
Watercolour (20 x 20 cm)
Après l'orage
Après l'orage
$3,201
Oil painting (89 x 130 cm)
Une brève histoire de l’empire aztèque
Une brève histoire de l’empire aztèque
-20% in the Special Offers
Acrylic painting (165 x 235 cm)
Mer d'outre-mer 3
Mer d'outre-mer 3
$1,667
Acrylic painting (61 x 50 cm)
29 janvier 2014
29 janvier 2014
$1,556
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Nébuleuse
Nébuleuse
$778
Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
12-014
12-014
$2,223
Acrylic painting (150 x 150 cm)
French roses
French roses
$889
Oil painting (51 x 41 cm)
Organic garden 1
Organic garden 1
$800
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Présence I
Présence I
$189
Acrylic painting (30 x 30 cm)
Marsyas (tears for...)
Marsyas (tears for...)
-20% in the Special Offers
Acrylic painting (120 x 140 cm)
Dissection colorée
Dissection colorée
$945
Mixed media (60 x 80 cm)
Pag iwas
Pag iwas
$600
Mixed media (30 x 30 cm)
70x100_037
70x100_037
$778
Acrylic painting (70 x 100 cm)
The bright side
The bright side
$1,767
Acrylic painting (100 x 120 cm)
Sensory vibration
Sensory vibration
$2,223
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
L.i.a.y.n.
L.i.a.y.n.
$1,223
Mixed media (121 x 81 cm)
Si
Si
$767
Acrylic painting (54 x 65 cm)
Aquarium
Aquarium
$3,223
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Eau
Eau
-20% in the Special Offers
Acrylic painting (165 x 120 cm)
In depth 2
In depth 2
$2,001
Acrylic painting (135 x 115 cm)
Black and bronze
Black and bronze
-20% in the Special Offers
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Humanoïdes M
Humanoïdes M
$667
Acrylic painting (38 x 46 cm)
D223
D223
$1,334
Acrylic painting (120 x 40 cm)
Diptyque
Diptyque
$1,556
Oil painting (140 x 100 cm)
Dualité
Dualité
$1,334
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Abstract/ocean
Abstract/ocean
$1,112
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
Festen, 5
Festen, 5
$2,001
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
En osmose... (série : géométrie nomade 2019)
En osmose... (série : géométrie nomade 2019)
$1,667
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
Cœur
Cœur
$167
Mixed media (20 x 28 cm)
Panneaux bleu clair
Panneaux bleu clair
$555
Acrylic painting (150 x 50 cm)
Sunrise II
Sunrise II
$178
Oil painting (30 x 24 cm)
Enveloppe charnelle
Enveloppe charnelle
$1,556
Watercolour (51 x 71 cm)
Sans titre 56
Sans titre 56
$1,890
Acrylic painting (135 x 115 cm)
Liquide 1
Liquide 1
$767
Acrylic painting (40 x 40 cm)
Rork
Rork
$1,667
Acrylic painting (50 x 100 cm)
Le triomphe de l’anarchie
Le triomphe de l’anarchie
-20% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (80 x 100 cm)
Collision in red and blue
Collision in red and blue
-20% in the Special Offers
Acrylic painting (147 x 147 cm)
Suspension 11
Suspension 11
$2,056
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
Sans
Sans
$1,000
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
$1,056
Mixed media (73 x 100 cm)
Coup de chaud
Coup de chaud
$1,223
Mixed media (60 x 80 cm)
Conduit par le souffle
Conduit par le souffle
$834
Acrylic painting (60 x 60 cm)
Arrête ton char rené
Arrête ton char rené
$611
Mixed media (60 x 42 cm)
Épingles
Épingles
$945
Oil painting (60 x 81 cm)
Abstraction 12-19
Abstraction 12-19
$1,223
Acrylic painting (89 x 116 cm)
Ut pictura poesis 2
Ut pictura poesis 2
$867
Acrylic painting (75 x 115 cm)
Rose - 303
Rose - 303
$589
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
Beaucoup de turquoise
Beaucoup de turquoise
$566
Acrylic painting (80 x 120 cm)
La vague
La vague
-30% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (130 x 89 cm)
Atlas
Atlas
$2,001
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
La où se cache mon ange...
La où se cache mon ange...
$3,335
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
Errance
Errance
$1,000
Acrylic painting (54 x 65 cm)
Tomorrow flowers
Tomorrow flowers
$945
Mixed media (50 x 61 cm)
Listen to the sunset 3
Listen to the sunset 3
$1,667
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Cepillado rojo oceánico
Cepillado rojo oceánico
$600
Acrylic painting (90 x 90 cm)
Cosmos
Cosmos
$445
Acrylic painting (40 x 40 cm)
Abyss
Abyss
$667
Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
Blue colors
Blue colors
$1,334
Acrylic painting (120 x 80 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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