In current years, the term “zombie formalism” has been used to explain abstract paintings with these similarities. Abstract paintings have a means of creating sturdy emotions and connections with its audiences.
It refers back to the human robot rather than to the human animal, and suggests an environment friendly control of the expensive movements of the physique, a submission to some exterior purpose detached to the person-in contrast to the older mechanistic views which concerned the passions, explained them by inner mechanical forces, and generally deduced an ethics of pleasure, utility and self-curiosity. Barr, who overlooks the ethical, ideological side in Malevich and Kandinsky, can’t help observing within the Italian motion relations to Bergson, Nietzsche and even to fascism; and in analyzing the forms of Futurist artwork he tries to point out they embody the qualities asserted within the manifestos. But if Futurism has an obvious ideological side, it is not a pure abstract art for Barr. It is „near-abstraction,“ for it refers overtly to a world exterior the canvas and still retains components of representation. Yet the forms of „pure“ summary artwork, which seem to be totally with out trace of representation or escapist morbidity—the Neo-Plasticist works of Mondrian and the later designs of the Constructivists and Suprematists—are apparently influenced in their materials side, as textures and shapes, and of their expressive qualities of precision.
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