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Revista Polis e Psique

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CARVALHO, Paulo Roberto de  e  MANSANO, Sonia Regina Vargas. Figurative art to abstract art: a psychological analysis. Rev. Polis Psique [online]. 2020, vol.10, n.1, pp. 30-46. ISSN 2238-152X.

This study examine the emergence of abstract painting that is consolidated in the 20th century as an event marking a break with the communicational art project. As theoretical framework will be used the Art, Psychology and Philosophy of Difference, that characterizes the figurative painting as a kind of representation. References to the world which dominated the paint during millennia are gradually abandoned and, in your place, emerge records intensity experienced. Abstract painting focuses on the subjectivity of a radically different mode that can be related with the power variation of the subject who sees the work. The study was divided into two phases: First, an explanation will be held on the passage from figurative art to abstract art. Then, will be considered breaks that this passage meant. As a conclusion, it can be said that contemporary artistic production already absorbed, at least in part, the subjectivities ruptures caused by the emergence of abstract.

Palavras-chave : art; psychology; subjectivity.

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