Modern abstract paintings
Münich, with Kandinsky, Moscow with Malevitch and Paris with Delaunay and Kupka, are the cradle of abstract painting in the 1910s, which knows in its modern period, a discreet distribution and will remain little known to the general public before experiencing a triumph in the middle of the 1940s. It was during the modern and avant-garde period of the 1910s and 1920s that abstraction began. Thanks to the avant-garde magazines and the travel made easier by the development of transport, all European capitals know modern art. In Moscow, Malevich saw at the beginning of the century, dozens of Picasso, Monet and Cézanne among the great Russian collectors, and of course these painters among others already prefigured abstract painting. The impressionist Claude Monet shows fleeting images, saturated with light, hardly recognizable. Paul Cézanne, himself, divides the landscapes, Picasso modifies the forms etc... The modern period then sees the first conscious and theorized attempts of abstract works around Kandinsky, Delaunay and Malevitch in the 1910s, each of which will take different approaches, by going more towards geometric abstraction or lyrical abstraction.