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.
This gallery only contains our top 16 selections from its parent contest Abstract Art. All 17 contest pictures can be viewed here.
  • Dali

  • Abstract Girl

    Abstract Girl
  • Jasper JohnsTarget

    Jasper JohnsTarget
  • Bouguereau

  • Rene Magritte Abstract

    Rene Magritte Abstract
  • The Scream

    The Scream

  • Bettman's Legacy - Dreams Of The Game

  • Seems Like A Sea Of Grass

    Seems Like A Sea Of Grass
  • American Gothic

    American Gothic
  • Botticelli_Galaxy

  • The Woven Mona Lisa

    The Woven Mona Lisa
  • Eugene De Blaas On the Beach

    Eugene De Blaas On the Beach
  • Mona-Lisa-Tree

  • Mona Lisa

    Mona Lisa
  • Three Views

    Three Views
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Contest Info

  • Started: 12/11/2012 06:00
  • Ended: 12/14/2012 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 16
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
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