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Abstract Styles:
  Cubism
  Neoplasticism
  Expressionism
 

Abstract Artists:

Cubists:
   Pablo Picasso
   Georges Braque

Neoplasticism
    Piet Mondrian

Abstract Expressionism:
  Mark Rothko
  Jackson Pollock

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Piet Mondrian "Composition with Red, Yellow, and Blue"

     Neoplasticism is the belief that art should not be the reproduction of real objects, but the expression of the absolutes of life.  To the artists way of thinking, the only absolutes of life were vertical and horizontal lines and the primary colors.  To this end neoplasticisist only used planar elements and the colors red, yellow, and blue.  The neoplastic movement happened in the 1910's and the two main painters of this movement where Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg.