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Old 08-02-2011, 02:13 PM
elysian elysian is offline
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Geometric abstraction


I've heard that in abstract art, there's a form called geometric abstraction which uses triangles, circles etc. and not anything found in the natural world. But isn't the natural world made up of all these circles, squares, triangles anyway? So how can it be abstract and non-naturalistic imagery? ANyway, what are the major geometric shapes used?


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Old 10-05-2011, 04:23 PM
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Re: Geometric abstraction

Like you said, squares, circles etc. The natural world is more organic. Compare artists like Kandinsky and Mondrian with the nature inspired Art Nouveau. Kandinsky tried to represent thought processes and feelings, things that are NOT and NEVER WERE images of things in the real world. That's the ultimate force behind the geometrical abstraction.

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