Abstract Art

Contest Info

  • Started: 12/11/2012 06:00
  • Ended: 12/14/2012 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 17
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Abstract Art
Contest Directions: December 4 is the birthday of the "Father of Abstract Art", Wassily Kandinsky. Born in Russia and trained as a lawyer, Kandinsky found his true passion in art after he immigrated to Germnany at the age of 30. His early works reminded Monet's impressionism, but as Kandinsky grew as an artist, his style took more and more simplified forms that was named "abstract art" by the media. Kandinsky's abstract art used a visual language of simplified forms, colors and lines. Simplification in abstract art often knows no limits. One of the most famous abstract paintings is "Black Square" by Kazimir Malevich (who was influenced by Kandinsky), which he unofficially called "black square on white background". Another one of Malevich's masterpieces takes simplification one step further - it is called "White on White" and shows a white square on a white background. Sotheby's values each of Malevich's "squares" at over $30 mln.
Take any famous painting and turn it into abstract art by simplifying its forms, elements and colors.

Contest Info

    • Started: 12/11/2012 06:00
    • Ended: 12/14/2012 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 17
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
This gallery only contains our top 16 selections from its parent contest Abstract Art. All 17 contest pictures can be viewed here.
  • Abstract Girl at a Window by Dali

    Abstract Girl at a Window by Dali
  • Abstract Girl with a Pearl Earring

    Abstract Girl with a Pearl Earring
  • Abstract Jasper Johns Target

    Abstract Jasper Johns Target
  • Abstract Bouguereau Painting

    Abstract Bouguereau Painting
  • Abstract Son of Man by Magritte

    Abstract Son of Man by Magritte
  • Abstract Scream by Munch

    Abstract Scream by Munch
  • Abstract Venus by Botticelli

    Abstract Venus by Botticelli
  • Abstract Hockey Player

    Abstract Hockey Player
  • Abstract Christina's World by Wyeth

    Abstract Christina's World by Wyeth
  • Abstract American Gothic Painting

    Abstract American Gothic Painting
  • Abstract Botticelli Venus

    Abstract Botticelli Venus
  • The Abstract Woven Mona Lisa

    The Abstract Woven Mona Lisa
  • Abstract On the Beach by Eugene De Blaas

    Abstract On the Beach by Eugene De Blaas
  • Abstract Mona Lisa

    Abstract Mona Lisa
  • Watercolor Mona Lisa

    Watercolor Mona Lisa
  • Twisted Old Painting

    Twisted Old Painting
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