Pontié Stéphane, N°08, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 117 cm.
The further it goes, the more scientific the art will be….
“The time for beauty has passed. Mankind, unless it returns to it, does not know what to do with it for more than a quarter of an hour. The further we go, the more scientific art will become, as science will become artistic. Both will unite at the top after separating at the bottom.”
These prophetic words, written by Gustave Flaubert in 1852, seem perfect for introducing the essence of the artistic revolution brought about by Geometric abstraction, a movement which, born within Neoplasticism (Netherlands, 1917), identified mathematics and geometry as its points of reference, focusing on the study of numerical relationships and the investigation of proportions and measures between shapes and colors.