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Stage design for William Shakespeare's play 'Romeo and Juliet', 1920 (gouache...
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Abstract paintings arose in painting for the first time after 1900. In contrast to the hitherto prevailing painting styles, the contents of abstract paintings were completely detached from nature and real existing objects. The painting is reduced to forms, color tones, inner-image references or opposites. Some art historians see abstract painting as a backlash to photography, with its high quality in the reproduction of natural objects. One of the first abstract painters was Wassily Kandinsky with his expressive abstraction, which focused on the effect of individual colors or the combination of colors in the content of the pictures. However, Frantisek Kupka disputes this honor. He probably painted the most radical abstract image with the black square on a white background. From 1910 on, geometric abstraction created another style in abstract painting. Among the most famous painters of this style include Kasimir Malevich and Piet Mondrian.

Abstract painting has always polarized art critics. What some thought was the pinnacle of artistic creation was only graffiti for others. Oil on the grinders of the negative critics was an incident that occurred in 1954 in London. Pictures painted by the chimpanzee Congo found their way into an art exhibition and were highly praised by critics. As the artist's identity became known, the discussion about the artistry of abstract painting once again erupted violently. Later, the artists even renounced the brush as a classic tool, and composed abstract images by dripping paint (Jackson Pollock) or pouring (Hermann Nitsch). Cy Twombly works with lettering-like drawings. The American trend has been summarized by the term abstract expressionism. Other well-known abstract painters are Robert Delauney, Willem de Kooning or Joan Miro.


 
1910 | Tempera on panel

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1910 | Tempera on panel

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Bauerngarten mit Sonnenblumen
1907 | Oil on canvas

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Bauerngarten mit Sonnenblumen
1907 | Oil on canvas

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Gespenst eines Genies
1922 | Watercolor on paper

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Gespenst eines Genies
1922 | Watercolor on paper

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Spielende nackte Menschen
1910 | Oil on canvas

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Spielende nackte Menschen
1910 | Oil on canvas

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Badende
1910 | Oil on canvas

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Badende
1910 | Oil on canvas

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Hexe und Vogelscheuche im Schnee
1930 | Oil on canvas

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Hexe und Vogelscheuche im Schnee
1930 | Oil on canvas

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Landschaft Sertigtal
1924 | Oil on canvas

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Landschaft Sertigtal
1924 | Oil on canvas

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Landschaft mit Haus, Hund und Rind
1914 | Oil on canvas

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Landschaft mit Haus, Hund und Rind
1914 | Oil on canvas

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Liegender Akt
1910 | Color pen on paper

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Liegender Akt
1910 | Color pen on paper

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Akt in Orange und Gelb
1929 | Oil on canvas

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Akt in Orange und Gelb
1929 | Oil on canvas

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Nackter Jüngling und Mädchen am ...
1913 | Oil on canvas

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Nackter Jüngling und Mädchen am ...
1913 | Oil on canvas

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View #13,2016,
2016 | mixed media

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View #13,2016,
2016 | mixed media

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Badende Frauen und Kinder
1925 | Oil on canvas

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Badende Frauen und Kinder
1925 | Oil on canvas

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Nacktes Mädchen vor grünem Sofa
1908 | Oil on canvas

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Nacktes Mädchen vor grünem Sofa
1908 | Oil on canvas

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2014 | Oil on canvas

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2014 | Oil on canvas

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2014 | crayon on card

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2014 | crayon on card

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Zwei Akte im Wald
1926 | Oil on canvas

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Zwei Akte im Wald
1926 | Oil on canvas

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Undated | black crayon on paper

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0 | black crayon on paper

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The Bottle of Banyuls, 1914 (gou...
1914 | gouache and collage

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The Bottle of Banyuls, 1914 (gou...
1914 | gouache and collage

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Gauguin's Chair, 1888
1888 | Oil on canvas

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Gauguin's Chair, 1888
1888 | Oil on canvas

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Weiblicher Akt am Strand
1914 | Watercolor and black chalk on chamois colored paper

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Weiblicher Akt am Strand
1914 | Watercolor and black chalk on chamois colored paper

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Badeszenen auf Fehmarn
1916 | Oil on canvas

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Badeszenen auf Fehmarn
1916 | Oil on canvas

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Undated | Oil on canvas

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La bouteille d anis
1914 | Oil on canvas

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La bouteille d anis
1914 | Oil on canvas

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View (green) #21,2016,
2016 | mixed media

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View (green) #21,2016,
2016 | mixed media

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2011 | acrylic on suede

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2011 | acrylic on suede

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2003 | watercolour on paper

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2003 | watercolour on paper

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Nacktes Mädchen mit Zweigschatten
1880 | Oil on canvas

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Nacktes Mädchen mit Zweigschatten
1880 | Oil on canvas

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