The roots of abstract painting, though, can be found with Post-Impressionism. Post-Impressionism was an art movement developed in France just before the turn of the 20th century. In these early days, you might be able to make out a picture of a person, but up close it might have been constructed of planes and angles. For example, Georges Seurat created abstract art with a technique called pointillism. Pointillism is using dots to create people and places.
Wassily Kandinsky, of Russian descent, lived in Germany during the Bauhaus movement. He was one of the pioneers of abstract art using form and color in his paintings.
Vincent van Gogh, another French artist, is an example of Post-Impressionism. He focused more on color and light in his works, giving the impression of light dancing on the fields and meadows he drew.
Pablo Picasso, a famous Spanish artist from the 20th Century, started his career painting representational pieces. In around 1910, he developed Cubism, which is the drawing of planes and angles that vaguely looked like the people he was drawing, but looked more like geometry.
Man Ray was one of the famous Surrealist artists. Surrealism was a movement that included visual arts and writing that developed in the 1920s.
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