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Famous Abstract Artists that Every Art Lover should Know of

It has been more than a century that abstract art artists have emerged as a name in the world of online art and offline art. These artists have caused a revolution and many debates all around the world.

However, no true art lover will refrain the emotional connection and satiation it provides.

Hence, this blog will take you through some of the best abstract painters who have the most famous abstract paintings in their name.  Take a look at the masters of abstract art from the early-20th century to today’s post- modern ones.

Jackson Pollock

If someone who is an abstract lover doesn’t know about Jackson Pollock then he should reconsider the same because Jackson Pollock is till now the face of Abstract expressionism.

Pollock is widely known for his signature drip paintings. These paintings were created to show the atrocities of the people during the war time. There was a luminescent spurt of creativity using diverse colors.

He enjoyed an unmatched popularity until, 1960’s and got featured in many renowned magazines with the titles like ‘The greatest living painter in the United States.’Plagued by demons of alcoholism and several other addictions, he died in an auto accident in 1956. His famous abstract paintings include Full fathom Five, The She Wolf, The deep etc.

Kazimir Malevich

Following just a few years after Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich renounced representational painting in 1915, and created the first of his Suprematist compositions so named for their focus on “the supremacy of pure feeling or perception in the pictorial arts”. The style, which he also dubbed the “new painterly realism,” featured colored geometric shapes floating against white backgrounds, and quickly reached a radically reductive stage with pieces such as Black Square(also from 1915), and Suprematist Composition: White on White (1918).

Brice Marden

Marden first in the late 1960 came up with monochromatic canvases that were critically hailed for embodying the Minimalist spirit.However, Marden kept shifting his approach again and again, making his style too varied, making it hard for anyone to pin down. He used to mix pigments into hot wax that then used to cool and harden after application, as in his initial monochromes created in muted colors found in nature. Over the past couple of decades, Marden has become known for filling large all over compositions with looping lines that are meant to be taken as stylized references to the gestural marks of Abstract Expressionism.

Christopher Wool

Born in 1955, Christopher Wool emerged as an artist in New York art scene during the late 1980’s. He created a splash of colors with black and white enamel compositions that featured wallpaper patterns created with the sort of textured paint rollers which are used to paint tenement hallways.He stenciled paintings with obscure words, such as TRBL or FOOL and the more recognizable phrases, such as HELTER SKELTER, copied from pop culture. All his appealing and famous abstract paintings are abstractions, or more precisely, images of abstraction, a postmodern conceit which recognized that the genre had become figurative in a way. It became clearer in Wool’s following works built out of elements from his preceding paintings, some were screened onto the canvas as halftone photos, or defaced with spray-painted marks, or wiped with turpentine-soaked cloths.  Wool’s approach reveals a love-hate relationship with paintings and abstraction in particular.

Piet Mondrian

Alongside Picasso, Mondrian is synonymous with Modern Art, and the mere mention of his name immediately raises one of his iconic geometric masterpiece of primary-colored squares contained by bold, black and perpendicular lines. Mondrian began by working in various styles influenced by Post-Impressionism. His work, though, was motived by a desire to attain a sort of spiritual communion with the divine, which by 1913 took his work in increasingly abstract directions. It wasn’t until 1920–21that he settled on the style for which he is best known for.

Ellsworth Kelly

During the 1950’s, he started showing bright, multi-panelled, monochromatic canvases. In many respects, he was something of an outsider during the rise of the New York School, both figuratively and literally as he developed his aesthetic while living in Paris, where he’d moved in 1948. All the same, Kelly’s work was met with critical acclaim. His exploration of the relationship between form and color departed from earlier geometric abstractions and Abstract Expressionism because it was purely formal in nature. Kelly’s work set the tone for much of the art that followed, including Minimalism, hard-edge painting, color field and even Pop art.

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