Non objective


An umbrella term, it refers to visual art completely devoid of recognizable objects and includes abstract expressionism, classical abstraction, suprematism and constructivism. It sometimes crosses over enough into abstraction or semi-realism that its true meaning gets clouded with confusion. In 1936, Hilla Rebay, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, a repository of Non-Objective Painting, "began using the term "non-objective" to refer to painting by Wassily Kandinsky, Russian painter. Kandinsky used the wording ???Non-objective??? in his treatise, "On the Spiritual in Art." Other artists associated with Non-Objective painting are Kasimir Malevich and Piet Mondrian. Source: Ruth Pasquine,"The Politics of Redemption: Dynamic Symmetry and Theosophy in the Art of Emil Bisstram", p. 78