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Geometric art

In 1910, Wassily Kandinsky became a pioneer of abstract art, a style where formal elements take precedence over any representation of reality. He was one of the first artists to place colour at the centre of his work. He carefully considered the symbolic meaning of different hues, for Kandinsky blue inspired peace, green was synonymous with stillness, red was representative of warmth and black signified the eternal silence. Kandinsky inspired the discovery of a new expression through uncharted territories and, along with Malevich and Mondrian, invented abstract art.

Inspired by the legacy of constructivism, and opposed to realism, these artists established a new approach to abstraction. Through the use of geometrical shapes, they explored artistic purity and simplification. Their canvases were characterised by squares, circles, rectangles and triangles.

Sonia Delaunay sought after simultaneous contrasts through the juxtaposition of geometric shapes and colours. Kazimir Malevich launched suprematism and played with geometric monochrome shapes on canvases. Victor Vasarely cleverly used shapes and colour, especially gradients, to create impressive optical illusions.

In contemporary art, the repetition of patterns is one of Yayoi Kusama's signature styles and Claude Viallat reproduces patterns obsessively. Julio Le Parc and Carlos Cruz Diez are among the pioneers of kinetic art and op-art, and more recently, Georges Rousse drew inspiration from Malevich for his work in photography with geometric anamorphs.

The gallerist's role was decisive in introducing this art and new artists to the general public, especially in France. For instance, the renowned gallerist Denise René supported Op-Art artists such as Vasarely after the Second World War. Today, galleries continue to play an essential role: The Perrotin gallery represents the great Venezuelan artist Jesus-Rafael Soto and the Gimpel & Müller gallery pays tribute to both famous and emerging contemporary artists such as Cruz-Diez while also giving continuing visibility to modern artist like Léon Zack or Guy de Lussigny.

In Artsper's selection of geometric art, discover the artists who developed this style, working in a number of different movements including cubism, kinetic art and optical art. You'll also be able to explore the work of many contemporary artists who continue to be fascinated by the possibilities offered by manipulating colours and shapes.

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Capucine Bourcart, Monochrome pink, Photography

Capucine Bourcart

Monochrome pink, 2012
9.75 x 11 inch
Photography

$110

Our recommendations Dan Levenson, Franco Sigg, Painting

Dan Levenson

Franco Sigg, 2018
46.9 x 33.1 inch
Painting

$9,600

Sylvie Colson, Red Bronze (N°56), Painting

Sylvie Colson

Red Bronze (N°56), 2017
31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch
Painting

$3,371

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Induction du Jaune Rioja , Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction du Jaune Rioja , 2014
19.7 x 31.1 inch
Print

$4,650

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Couleur additive série 14, Painting

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Couleur additive série 14, 2009
31.5 x 31.5 inch
Painting

$46,496

Christian Nesler, Coquelicots aux Chateliers 2, Painting

Christian Nesler

Coquelicots aux Chateliers 2, 2013
28 x 28 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,022

Romano Zanotti, Tondo Cercle et Carré, Hommage à Michel Seuphor, Painting

Romano Zanotti

Tondo Cercle et Carré, Hommage à Michel Seuphor, 2000
22 x 22.4 inch
Painting

$1,860

Jesús-Rafael Soto, Composition pour les JO, Print

Jesús-Rafael Soto

Composition pour les JO, 1992
24.8 x 35.4 inch
Print

$2,092

Didier Hoffmann, Esprit d'équilibre, Painting

Didier Hoffmann

Esprit d'équilibre, 2013
24 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,301

Roxane Borujerdi, Sans titre, Painting

Roxane Borujerdi

Sans titre, 2013
19.7 x 13.8 inch
Painting

$4,650

Our recommendations Richard Anuszkiewicz, Untitled - Blue II, Print

Richard Anuszkiewicz

Untitled - Blue II, 1991
32 x 37 inch
Print

$3,000

Baptiste Tavernier, Forever Lost i-202, Painting

Baptiste Tavernier

Forever Lost i-202, 2018
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$190

Fan M, Architect dream 2, Sculpture

Fan M

Architect dream 2, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch
Sculpture

$3,022

Ilya Bolotowsky, Series 8, Print

Ilya Bolotowsky

Series 8, 1970
40 x 30.5 inch
Print

$1,600

Our recommendations Antonio Asis, Untitled, Print

Antonio Asis

Untitled, 1995
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Print

$3,476

Danielle Autier, Croissance verte, Painting

Danielle Autier

Croissance verte, 2016
27.6 x 27.6 x 2 inch
Painting

$1,627

Cesar Lopez Osornio, La otra geometria 7, Print

Cesar Lopez Osornio

La otra geometria 7, 1994
22.4 x 30.3 inch
Print

$232

Daniel Verbis, Babel, Sculpture

Daniel Verbis

Babel, 2015
22 x 27.6 x 27.6 inch
Sculpture

$9,880

Topotet, Orange Elephant, Sculpture

Topotet

Orange Elephant, 2017
39.4 x 47.2 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$930

Hein Gravenhorst, Lichtreflex - Rotation, Photography

Hein Gravenhorst

Lichtreflex - Rotation, 1966
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$2,092

Alberto Biasi, Dinamica visiva S2, Print

Alberto Biasi

Dinamica visiva S2, 1970
21.3 x 21.3 inch
Print

$918

David Albury Tjampitjinpa, Sans Titre, Painting

David Albury Tjampitjinpa

Sans Titre, 2015
24 x 37.8 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,744

Gabriel Orozco, Untitled, Print

Gabriel Orozco

Untitled, 2017
12.2 x 9.4 inch
Print

$3,069

Capucine Bourcart, Monochrome green, Photography

Capucine Bourcart

Monochrome green, 2012
9.75 x 11 inch
Photography

$110

L'Atlas, I'm a Tiger, Painting

L'Atlas

I'm a Tiger, 2017
53.1 x 53.1 x 2 inch
Painting

$11,043

Nicolas Dubreuille, Sans titre - ref 252, Sculpture

Nicolas Dubreuille

Sans titre - ref 252, 2018
51.2 x 19.7 x 15 inch
Sculpture

$8,021

Nicolas Dubreuille, Ref 504, Drawing

Nicolas Dubreuille

Ref 504, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Drawing

$1,685

Nicolas Dubreuille, Sans Titre Ref (382), Painting

Nicolas Dubreuille

Sans Titre Ref (382), 2017
11.8 x 11.8 inch
Painting

$686

Our recommendations Nicolas Dubreuille, Sans Titre Ref (287), Sculpture

Nicolas Dubreuille

Sans Titre Ref (287), 2018
24.4 x 10.6 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$4,998

Gordon Hopkins, Big Color Code, Painting

Gordon Hopkins

Big Color Code, 2012
66.9 x 78.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$12,205

Dan Levenson, Timo Kraus, Painting

Dan Levenson

Timo Kraus, 2016
16.5 x 11 inch
Painting

$3,200

Our recommendations Slawomir Kuszczak, Silence 0,5, Painting

Slawomir Kuszczak

Silence 0,5, 2017
39.4 x 55.1 inch
Painting

$2,825 $3,139

Sylvain Lang, Containers, Painting

Sylvain Lang

Containers, 2017
29.5 x 41.3 x 3.9 inch
Painting

$4,068

Arno, Coup Franc, Sculpture

Arno

Coup Franc, 2016
68.9 x 15.7 x 15.7 inch
Sculpture

$4,592

Christian Nesler, Nuageux en fin de journée, Sculpture

Christian Nesler

Nuageux en fin de journée, 2015
27.6 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$3,487

Jeremy Annear, Vineyard Harbour IV., Painting

Jeremy Annear

Vineyard Harbour IV., 2018
29.5 x 23.6 inch
Painting

$10,035

Nadel, White peace, Painting

Nadel

White peace, 2017
45.7 x 35 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,292

Remi Rough, Resistance_I, Painting

Remi Rough

Resistance_I, 2016
16.5 x 12.6 inch
Painting

$2,209

Audrey Stone, Side by side, Painting

Audrey Stone

Side by side, 2015
17.3 x 14.2 inch
Painting

$2,245

Âme Sauvage, La porte vers l'inconnu, Painting

Âme Sauvage

La porte vers l'inconnu, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$465

Capucine Bourcart, Rosace #3, Photography

Capucine Bourcart

Rosace #3, 2014
20 x 20 inch
Photography

$1,400

Michel Gueranger, Sérigraphie Space Noir et violet, Print

Michel Gueranger

Sérigraphie Space Noir et violet, 1975
33.5 x 23.6 inch
Print

$291

Macyn Bolt, Untitled (BBWVIII), Painting

Macyn Bolt

Untitled (BBWVIII), 2011
22 x 18.1 inch
Painting

$1,915

Igor Pose, Holy Town, Painting

Igor Pose

Holy Town, 2005
21.3 x 29.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,359

Alexandre Dalivoust, Photographik 5, Photography

Alexandre Dalivoust

Photographik 5, 2017
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$461

Dark Shield, Untitled, Painting

Dark Shield

Untitled, 2018
39.4 x 28.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$907 $1,395

Gudrun Mertes-Frady, Graphite Over Red, Painting

Gudrun Mertes-Frady

Graphite Over Red, 2015
36 x 48 inch
Painting

$11,421

Marta Gebalska, Composition XX, Painting

Marta Gebalska

Composition XX, 2018
47.2 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$1,395

Gabriele Dal Dosso, Cubo di Gabo - M³.N_R2, Sculpture

Gabriele Dal Dosso

Cubo di Gabo - M³.N_R2, 2017
23.6 x 23.6 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$1,860

Our recommendations Antonio Asis, Without title 3, Print

Antonio Asis

Without title 3, 2013
19.7 x 19.4 inch
Print

$2,092

Paul Snell, Intersect # 201704, Photography

Paul Snell

Intersect # 201704, 2017
46.5 x 46.5 inch
Photography

$4,225

Paul Snell, Intersect # 201503, Photography

Paul Snell

Intersect # 201503, 2015
46.5 x 46.5 inch
Photography

$4,225

Remi Delaplace, Le cadre fait figure, Painting

Remi Delaplace

Le cadre fait figure, 2018
16.9 x 16.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,104

Ryszard Gieryszewski, The Second - Vertical Division, Print

Ryszard Gieryszewski

The Second - Vertical Division, 2007
19.3 x 15.4 inch
Print

$686

Marcin Kowalik, Passage II, Painting

Marcin Kowalik

Passage II, 2016
27.6 x 47.2 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$2,441

Danielle Autier, Plaisir Désir, Painting

Danielle Autier

Plaisir Désir, 2016
29.5 x 23.6 x 2 inch
Painting

$1,511

Hélène Dekoninck, Sans titre V, Painting

Hélène Dekoninck

Sans titre V, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$2,325

Guy Mansuy, Sans titre - image 004, Drawing

Guy Mansuy

Sans titre - image 004, 2018
11.4 x 7.7 x 0.4 inch
Drawing

$2,325

Pere Moles, Optical Black #1, Print

Pere Moles

Optical Black #1, 2018
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$232

László Mester de Parajds, Impression d'Afrique, Painting

László Mester de Parajds

Impression d'Afrique, 2006
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,116

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