Geometric abstraction (other names – cold abstraction, logical, intellectual or geometric abstraction ) is a form of abstract art based on the use of geometric forms, sometimes, though not always, located outside the illusory space and combined into abstract, abstract compositions. The basis of abstract compositions is the creation of artistic space through a combination of various geometric shapes, colored planes, straight and broken lines.
Geometric abstraction had a significant impact on the formation and development of modern architecture, design, industrial and decorative arts.

“Colorful musical composition” #82, 109 X 95 cm.
Mixed media on canvas

Abstract art is a way of comprehending reality by means of fine art, provided that the visible objects of reality are completely abstracted from the form. Despite this, all the canons of classical art can be observed in the works of abstractionists.
Well this can be traced in one of the directions of abstractionism – geometric abstraction, which prefers compositions based on the strict rhythm of geometric or stereo metric figures.
Abstraction, and in particular geometric, uses the principle of non-objectivity. It is possible to formulate the basic rules of non-objectivity:
1) rejection of drawing, chiaroscuro and subject color;
2) a set of pure colors;
3) a set of basic lines and forms. In particular, the selection as the fundamental (for example, in Kandinsky) three geometric figures: a triangle, a quadrilateral and a circle;
4) the symbols of lines and forms – for example, a triangle can be a symbol of the Trinity, a square – of the earthly life, and a circle – of eternity;
5) color symbols. For example, the yellow color, according to Kandinsky, “It’s like the mad expiration of the last summer forces in the bright autumn foliage …” On the contrary, the blue color contains a “resting element”. Black color “internally sounds like an eternal silence without future and reliability.”
The use of laws borrowed from the exact sciences, in particular the laws of geometry, is characteristic of abstract artists.

“Colorful musical composition”, #83, 97 X 90 cm.
Mixed media on canvas.

Yosef Reznikov, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

A the professor, the artist, the collector of paintings. Exhibitions: USA, Canada, Israel, Russia, Spain and in Germany.

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