ABSTRACT ART SHOW 2012
FIFTH SEASON MAGAZINE/Winter 2012-2013 ISSUE
ECOARTPEDIA 2012-2013 Exhibition
BOOK HUGGERS/Winter 2012-2013 SELECTION:
ABSTRACT ART by Frederick Gore
Plates selected by Arnulf Neuwirth
CROWN PUBLISHERS INC./New York
ABSTRACT ART OVERVIEW
Abstract Art of the 20th Century was pioneered between 1910 and 1913 by Wassily Kandinsky. A popular idea of the 19th Century called SYNAESTHESIA helped the drive toward abstraction.
synaesthetical experience seeks to transfer sensory perceptions characteristic of one medium, worked out in a language of metaphorical equivalence, into those of another.
"Kandinsky was not essentially a mere picture maker. To him each work of art at its inception was a revelation of the spirit, a spirituality whose substance fed on more than the range of a single source--least of all upon the tradition of Art. In the Ruckblicke (1913) the almost 50-year-old master, having completed a series of important abstract compositions, knew the destination of the road he had taken and specifically emphasied two steps that had led to what he rightly considered a new world of artistic form: first, his encounter with one of Monet's Haystacks, shown in the Impressionistic exhibition of 1895 in Moscow; looking at the painting led him to seeing "the object discredited as the unavoidable element of painting". Second, while listening to Wagner's Lohengrin he received a lasting synaesthetical experience: "I saw all my colors before my eyes, wild, almost crazed lines drew themselves before me...moreover, it became clear to me that the arts in general possessed a far greater power than I ever imagined, and that the painting could develop the same power music possesses"/H.K. ROTHEL/"Kandinsky in Germany"
One example of this kind is the effort to incorporate three media, architecture, painting and sculpture into an amalgam and thus, forming a blend of their qualities. Michael Sadler wrote in the Introduction to Kandinsky's book"The Art of Spiritual Harmony" that "Kandinsky found a way to broken down the barrier between music and painting...his lines and colors having the same effect as harmony and rhythm in music have on the truly musical".
There are two basic variations of abstraction in art: the first is geometric, which often suggests rationality and is associated with Constructivism and Concrete Art. And the second is a more personal style usually called Organic which forms are termed biomorphic. Organic abstraction is associated with such modern movements as German Expressionism and Abstract Expressionism.
Excerpts from ABSTRACT ART book with plates selections
Welcome to ABSTRACT ART SHOW 2012...
ABSTRACT ART SHOW 2012
Wassily Kandinsky, Joan Miro, Piet Mondrian, Hans Arp,
Alberto Magnelli, Enrico Prampolini, Geer van Velde, Maria Helene Vieira da Silva, Willem de Kooning, Gustave Singier, Paul Klee, Georgia O'Keeffe...Press to start the exhibition...