Composition in Squares and Triangles: A Study in Geometric Abstraction

Brisbane, Australia. 2008.

Canon EOS 400D
Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
f/3.5, 1/640s, ISO 100
RAW.

Geometric abstraction is a form of abstract art based on the use of geometric forms sometimes, though not always, placed in non-illusionistic space and combined into non-objective (non-representational) compositions. Throughout 20th century art historical discourse, critics and artists working within the reductive or pure strains of abstraction have often suggested that geometric abstraction represents the height of a non-objective art practice, which necessarily stresses or calls attention to the root plasticity and two-dimensionality of painting as an artistic medium. Thus, it has been suggested that geometric abstraction might function as a solution to problems concerning the need for modernist painting to reject the illusionistic practices of the past while addressing the inherently two dimensional nature of the picture plane as well as the canvas functioning as its support. Wassily Kandinsky, one of the forerunners of pure non-objective painting, was among the first modern artists to explore this geometric approach in his abstract work. Other examples of pioneer abstractionists such as Kasimir Malevich and Piet Mondrian have also embraced this approach towards abstract painting. (care of Wikipedia)


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I am a freelance photographer originally from Brisbane, Australia, and currently living in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Comments

  • VallaV
    VallaVover 3 years ago

    You continue to surprise public, Damienne!?))

  • haha I try, Valery!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Kaminaru
    Kaminaruover 3 years ago

    It’s simple and beautiful!! Love it!

  • Thanks so much, I’m glad you enjoyed it, being that it is so different from my usual work. Cheers!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • Thank you!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

  • Jan Pudney
    Jan Pudneyover 3 years ago

    Wonderful simplicity – less is more!

  • Thanks Jan, count this as attempt number one of (hopefully) many more forays into the abstract world!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • pmreed
    pmreedover 3 years ago

    This is real fine!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Mark  Coward
    Mark Cowardover 3 years ago

    Marvelous.

  • Thank you

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoover 3 years ago

    wonderful simplicity Damienne, well done

  • Thanks so much Anthony, definitely an experimental one for me! Glad you enjoyed it!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • AndrewBerry
    AndrewBerryover 3 years ago

    Very abstract :) I really like the simplicity in this, no colour or purpose… It’s just all there.
    I really like this :) Very well done! A definite favourite for me :)

  • Thanks for checking it out Andrew, really glad you enjoyed it! This was something vastly different for me, a little bit of experimentation!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 3 years ago

    Such an intriguing composition, great use of shapes and lines! Wonderful illumination!

  • Thanks Joanne! So glad you enjoyed it!

    – Damienne Bingham

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