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!

For much of human history, people made art by trying to represent the world as it appeared around them. Until about 100 years ago, when a bunch of artists stopped trying to do that. It was shocking then and it still upsets and confounds today. How are we supposed to deal with art completely removed from recognizable objects? And why should we? This is the case for Abstraction.

Content produced by : The Art Assignment

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On the agenda
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
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