Geometric forms are one of the most basic visual expressions that exist. The ancient Greeks’ used geometric motifs in their painted pottery, marking the beginning of this style from circa 900 BC to 700 BC.
Geometric abstraction is a type of art that often uses linear forms and colors in non-illusionistic spaces. It is characterized by reducing shapes to its most basic common denominator emphasizing the two-dimensional quality of the picture plane. The relationship between color and shapes becomes very important. The Russian painter and art theorist Wassily Kandinsky was one of the most important forerunners in this category.
This art movement might seem devoid of emotion, but it could not be further from the truth. Pier Mondrian’s work was deeply spiritual in spite of his straight lines and geometric shapes used to convey his message. Geometry is found all around nature serving as nurturing stimulation for many artists in their expression of their views of the world.