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12-28-2001, 09:44 PM
I need an orientation about abstract art. What is it?
What's its origin? I don't know about that:confused:
somebody help me

12-29-2001, 07:52 AM
Nice can of worms you're opening up here, dnip24.

A simple search in google "art history abstract" will probably get you 40 gazillion hits. I'll find a couple to get you started.

I'll be back.

Here's a site that very simply lists categories, artists, etc.


You have to look at art movements within the context of art history as a whole. It's a fuzzy time line. One thing leads to another and includes everything that went before and then collapses back on itself again and then starts over...........

Start looking in about the early 1940's through the 50's for major "happenings".

12-29-2001, 05:09 PM
thank you, mame, it's interesting that website

12-29-2001, 05:53 PM
abstract art:

looking @ abstract art...

and maybe this might help too: http://www.abstract-art.com

12-30-2001, 12:09 PM
If you are good reader, you will find a lot of background information in H.R. Gombrich's "The Sense of Order". His books can be notoriously tough reads though. This book is actually about the practice and history of the decorative arts but the principle concepts of many of this discipline's arts paved the way for the movements to be found more than a hundred years later in modern and contemporary abstraction.