abstract geometric art

This movement, also known as concrete art, is characterised by a strong geometric form and language (squares, rectangles, circles, triangles, etc.), is generally limited and controlled in its use of colour and breathes methodicalness, order, pragmatism and rationality. It was assumed that art totally independent of reality would come about; the pieces of art therefore also show no image. The artwork itself is the reality, built from lines, shapes and colours all of which are calculated in a mostly mathematical manner. The painter Piet Mondriaan is a well-known exponent of this movement. "The picture should be constructed entirely from purely plastic elements, that is to say, planes and colours. A pictorial element has no other significance than itself and therefore the picture has no other significance than itself".



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