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Abstraction-Création

Abstraction-Création  

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An association of abstract painters and sculptors formed in Paris in February 1931, a successor to the short-lived Cercle et Carré. It was open to artists of all nationalities and its organization ...
Ad Reinhardt

Ad Reinhardt  

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(b Buffalo, NY, 24 Dec. 1913; d New York, 30 Aug. 1967).American painter. From the beginning of his career his painting was abstract, but it changed radically in style over the years. During the ...
Carlo Mollino

Carlo Mollino  

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(1905–73)A leading figure in Italian design in the middle decades of the 20th century, Mollino worked in a number of fields, including architecture, furniture, and interior design as well as ...
Cor van Eesteren

Cor van Eesteren  

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 (1897–1988) Dutch architect and urbanist.In 1922 he met Theo van Doesburg in Weimar, who would introduce him to the international avant-garde and make him a member of the De ...
Elementarism

Elementarism  

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A modified form of Neo-Plasticism propounded by van Doesburg in the mid-1920s. While continuing Mondrian's restriction to the right angle, Elementarism abandoned his insistence on the use of strict ...
Fritz Glarner

Fritz Glarner  

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(1899–1972).Painter and printmaker. From the mid-1940s, he focused on Relational Paintings composed of rectangular or nearly rectangular shapes in simple color combinations. Although inspired by the ...
Georges Vantongerloo

Georges Vantongerloo  

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(b Antwerp, 24 Nov. 1886; d Paris, 5 Oct. 1965).Belgian sculptor, painter, architect, and writer on art, active mainly in France, one of the pioneers of a mathematical approach ...
Hans Richter

Hans Richter  

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(1888–1976).Painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. His interest in sequential transformation of abstract designs led to the creation of what was probably the first abstract film. Born in Berlin, he ...
Piet Mondrian

Piet Mondrian  

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1872–1944)Dutch painter, who was a founder of the De Stijl movement and the chief exponent of neoplasticism, one of the earliest and strictest forms of geometric abstraction.Mondrian's Calvinist ...
Plasticiens

Plasticiens  

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Quebec painting movement. The Automatiste vogue created the mood for a return to a better-controlled and more orderly form of painting. A manifesto written by Rodolphe de Repentigny, painter, ...
Stijl, De

Stijl, De  

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Literally The Style. Supposedly derived from Semper's Der Stil (1861–3), erroneously believed to advocate Materialism and Functionalism, it was a Dutch artistic movement and name of a journal founded ...
Theo van Doesburg

Theo van Doesburg  

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(1883–1931)Founder of the influential De Stijl architectural and design group the Dutch artist, designer, and writer van Doesburg provided much of its theoretical underpinning through the De Stijl ...

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