Abstraction is a movement that appeared at the beginning of the 20th century in opposition to figurative art, which more or less faithfully represents objects, characters, etc. This central movement in the history of contemporary art is one of the greatest artistic revolutions that exists. If you want to go back to the fundamentals and study this subject in more depth thanks to a few key artists, you've come to the right place!

Kasimir Malevich, Suprematist Composition: White on White, 1918, oil on canvas, 79.4 x 79.4 cm (The Museum of Modern Art).

Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris

Content produced by : Smart History

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On the agenda
video - 3:50
Malevich, Suprematist Composition: White on White
By: SmartHistory
video - 8:40
Abstract Expressionism : From ‘Jack The Dripper’ to Color Fields
By: Curious Muse
video - 5:22
Know the Artist: Helen Frankenthaler
By: Several Circles
video - 9:17
The Case for Abstraction
By: The Art Assignment
video - 28:48
Wassily Kandinsky
By: Who ARTed
podcast - 21:38
Piet Mondrian’s “Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue” (1927)
By: The Lonely Palette
podcast - 60:00
Sonia Delaunay: The Queen of Abstract Avant-Garde
By: More Than A Muse