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At the beginning of the 20th century, with the emergence of avant-garde aesthetic movements and new societal paradigms, what we now know as abstract art was born.

Breaking away from the traditional vision of representation and its forms, abstraction appears as a new reality. Art, in a way, is influenced by different historical events and advancements in new technologies, such as the emergence of photography, the study of forms, speed, light, and emotions.

We know two types of abstraction: expressive abstract art, which plays with the idea of gesture and the expression of the artist's inner sensitivity, and geometric abstract art, which uses geometry and structure as the fundamental axis of its composition.

Wassily Kandinsky, a renowned Russian artist and part of the expressionist movement, and considered the father of abstraction, believed that "The eye is the tuning hammer. The soul is a piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that, by touching a key, sets the human soul vibrating."

Taking the concept of a new reality and Kandinsky's ideas, we can say that regardless of the artist's intention, each viewer perceives a different reality when facing these artworks. Each person has their own version of reality, so for every eye, there is a specific perception of what they encounter. Each of us interprets this new reality according to our personal history, experiences, emotions, sensations, and the observing eye.

Julieta Tedeschi