Another little video for my friends who watch…

(Art History would not be the same without Abstract Art and although there are many abstract artists out there, I have made a selection of the ten who I think have contributed the most to art history throughout the XXth and XXIst Centuries)



  1. Sheree · June 14

    Wonderful selection! Surprised myself with how many I correctly identified the artist. That must be all down to reading your blog Francisco.

  2. Easymalc · June 14

    Abstract Art is like marmite to me. Much of it I don’t care for, but there are some paintings that have the opposite effect, and the collection you’ve put together here is the same. Some I like and some I don’t, and if I’m being honest, if you had included one of your own paintings in the list it would have been very near the top, if not at the very top.

    • Thank you so much Malc, those are kind words which I appreciate greatly. I tried to put together some of the painters that have impacted art history and the “art business”, but I am by no means a fan of all of them. I did feel especially drawn to the work of the Chinese artist Zao…

      • Easymalc · June 14

        I can see why. Thanks for another educational post. Have a great afternoon Francesc

      • Thank you Malc, and you too, enjoy the afternoon.

  3. Brad Osborne · June 14

    With abstract art I am sometimes at a loss to understand what the artist is trying to convey, but it does not detract from the beauty and craftmanship of their work. A wonderful selection of works and artists Francisco!

    • Thank you Brad, very much. I find that abstract art offers me the opportunity to see with my mind’s eye what is actually on the canvas, that is why abstract art cannot be random and must have a reference. I personally liked Zao a lot…
      Cheers my friend!

  4. beth · June 14

    I loved today’s lineup and sometimes study Kandinsky with my kinder

  5. azurea20 · June 14

    Me ha hecho ilusión conocer el nombre del pintor solo por su pintura, a algunos, eh. A muchos no los conocía. Gracias

  6. ourcrossings · June 14

    When we pay attention to it, abstract art, design, and even architecture can be found everywhere – it is all around us. One of the reasons why I adore abstract art is due to their timelessness and infinite appeal. Thanks for sharing such wonderful collection of incredible artists, Francisco. Have a Happy Monday! I wish you a cheerful day and a fruitful week ahead. Best wishes. Aiva 🙂

    • Thank you so much Aiva, and I fully agree, the magic of abstract art is that it is timeless and it is a reflection of everything we have surrounding us, it is not random paint on a canvas. To make an abstract painting it takes the same degree of craft and talent as a figurative one and the painter faces the same challenges, like composition, perspective and the use of colour. I also am a big fan of abstract art, and abstract music, that is why I love experimental jazz so much…
      All the best,
      FBC 😊

  7. swo8 · June 14

    Well done Francisco, glad to see there were a few women there.

    • Thank you Leslie…I am preparing “The Surrealists” and you will find 8 out the 10 I featured are women artists…

      • swo8 · June 14

        Way to go!

  8. frederick anderson · 15 Days Ago

    !!!!!….! I don’t know what I feel about abstract art – I have never managed to identify with it, although I recognise the genius. I hesitate even to comment, although I agree there are some of your own works that should top your list. And now I’m going to watch it again…

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 15 Days Ago

      The thing about abstract art is that you have to like it for what you see, perhaps with your inner eye because it does not have to represent anything, it’s like listening to classical music or jazz, it relates to nothing, the power is in the colour and perhaps the shapes, geometric, if any…but to make good abstract art, there has to be a reference for the painter, it cannot be just random dripping, splashing or spreading paint on a canvas, that a child does intuitively but it is not really art as art has to arise from something and say something, like a poem…
      Thank you so much Frederick. all the best

  9. frederick anderson · 14 Days Ago

    Hmmm! I think my inner eye must need a bit of bullying, then, because the blue-green study and ‘Blau’ certainly leave an impression. Thanks for explaining, Francisco, as always your guidance is invaluable.

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