Astrattual Movement in Abstractionism – “Being and Not Being”


The Origin and History of Abstract Art

Although the exact time of when abstract art emerged is unknown, it has been noted that several artists were responsible as “founding fathers” of this movement. The majority of experts argue that the birth of abstract art was in the 1910’s with the painting of Wassily Kandinsky’s “Picture of the Circle.”  Other experts say the 19th Century celebrated the birth of abstract art with works by James McNeill Whistler and Claude Monet.



Understanding Abstractionism in Art

Founding artists of the Astrattual Movement influenced an artistic movement known as Astrattualism. The works of Gianmario Tadini, Gianmarco Passerini and Elisabetta Pieroni caused an uprise in the art world where the term “current abstract” was forged. The union of Astrattualism and Abstractionism bordered between abstraction and figuration. A unique artistic style that breaks the traditional form!


What is Abstractionism?

Abstractionism is a theory and practice of art form that is created with a composition of shapes, colors lines and visual language. Different references are made to this genre; non-objective, non-figurative, non-representational, geometric and concrete art.


Some view abstract art as a less than cohesive mess of colors, lines, and images with a harsh overtone. The interpretation of abstract art is individualistic as it speaks differently to each admirer.



Distinguishing Characteristics of Abstract Art

Abstract art is characterized by movements within the art that are abstracted, absent from accurate representation (slightly, partially or entirely.) Artists capitalize on color and content that stimulates both the mind and the eye. The emphasis is to convey that reality is subjective.


Throughout time, abstract art has evolved taking form in different variations while adapting to the current movement. This is evident in the many types of abstract art. As the result of reacting to developments in our society, artists develop new forms of art. We can only begin to imagine what the future holds for the new forms that art will bring forth!