Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for color, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential.
– Wassily Kandinsky
Check out the videos below to deepen your understanding of where abstract art came from and what is involved in making it.
Where did abstract art come from? Understanding the context of the movement:
Watch 5:39 – 14:45: Fiona Rae, Sonia Delaunay, Colour
Watch 3:33 – 7:13: Jackson Pollock
Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction (Whitney Museum of American Art)