The simplest way to define abstract art is to say that it is « non-figurative art ».
Figurative painting is already an abstraction since it transposes reality onto a flat surface. In a painting, what is essential is the composition, the proportions, the rapport between colour and matter. Often it is not by a simple decision, but by a slow evolution that the artist’s work is directed subconsciously towards abstraction.
Some artistic movements of the last century have greatly contributed to the evolution of abstract painting, such as cubism for forms and fauvism for colours.
Abstract painting is constantly changing. The younger artists of the Salon d'Automne not only participate but they will ensure its continuity and renewal. The doors are flung open to the future.
President of the ABSTRACTION section
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