Dictionary of Abstract Painting: With a History of Abstract Painting

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CONTENTS
PART 1. History of Abstract Painting
I. I. Preliminaries. A definition. The Impressionists' awareness of abstraction. Abstract art and nature. Freedom and difficulty of abstract art.1
II. II. Persistence and vitality of abstract art. A universal language. History and the law of change. An art corresponding to our age. The discovery of the self.8
III. III. Kandinsky and Mondrian . 15
IV. IV. Robert and Sonia Delaunay. Morgan Russell and MacdonaldWright. Kupka. Picabia. Paris and Munich, 1912. 21
V. V. Futurist influence. Severini. Russian 'Rayonism'. Malevitch. Simultaneous beginnings of abstract geometrism. Arp and Sophie Taüber. Dada. The review De Stijl. 29
VI. VI. The spiritual urge to abstract art. Painters' manifestoes show the need for spiritual renewal. Parallel between Mondrian and Van Doesburg. The spectator's share in the work of art. 40
VII. VII. Abstract art between the wars. Cubist and surrealist reactions. The "Art d'aujourd'hui" exhibition. The Cercle et Carré and Abstraction-Création groups. Advanced reviews in Europe. The Bauhaus. Public galleries opened to abstract art. Development and end of Stijl. Spread of Constructivism. Some painters.45

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  • Chronological Table of Abstract Art 105
  • Part II - Dictionary of Abstract Painting 115
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