Abstract art

From 1910, many artists who take the plunge completely evacuate the figuration. Modern scientific thought, through the appearance of quantum physics or the theory of relativity, makes problematic the very notion of reality and abstract art thus offers a form of painting in line with this conception of the world.
Did you know?
Kandinsky is one of the inventors of abstract painting because he was the first in modern art to create a non-figurative work. He had this revelation when, entering his studio, he saw one of his paintings placed upside down and did not recognize what he had painted. The result pleased him enormously and he decided to no longer paint recognizable subjects, only shapes and colors were important.
" The world of art has become new, non-figurative, pure; everything has disappeared, only the mass of the material from which the new form will be built. " Kasimir Malevitch - 1915
Grand Palais

Kupka - Pioneer of abstraction

19 March 2018 30 July 2018 Exhibition Finished
As the first retrospective since the 1975-1976 exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Kunsthaus in Zurich, and that in 1989 at the Paris National Museum of Modern Art, it covers the artist's entire career, from his early works characterised by symbolism to his final pieces in the 1950s. Thanks to the European journey of František Kupka (1871-1957), from his roots in his native Bohemia, via...