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As Picasso famously said, "there is no such thing as Abstract Art; everything has to come from somewhere". Abstract Art is a visual 'language' which expresses the world and emotion through simple line and color. Until the beginning of the twentieth century, European Artwork was very much dedicated to the reproduction of visible realities. It was the end of the nineteenth century when Artists began to question that reality, both philosophically and scientifically. This was a time of diversity, new technology and intellectual theories, all of which was reflected within western social culture at the time. The truth of 'reality' for many Artists is that all art is Abstract Art. To reproduce what we perceive to be real can only ever be a verisimilitude of the 'truth'. As Michelangelo wrote in his manuscripts, 'Reality is subject to a 'mortal veil'. Abstract Art could be related to two other, similar, art forms, which are non-objective and non-representational art. However, Abstract Art is representational. However, the Artist might choose to create a slight, partial or complete abstraction from reality. A partially Abstract Art painting would still bare significant reference to naturalistic forms, although, most often, colors would be 'liberated'. There are many degrees of Abstract Art, between partial and complete Abstraction. For example, Geometric Abstraction is complete; it bares no reference to natural forms. Complete Abstract Canvas Art, however, does have some relation to ancient, even prehistoric art. When geometric forms were symbolic and descriptive in their own right, as well as being decorative. Chinese painting and Calligraphy are perfect examples of how symbolic, geometric forms can be intriguing and interesting visually, without the need to understand them. By the beginning of the twentieth century, Art and Artists had experienced many significant reforms. Romanticism, the Impressionists, the Post Impressionists, they all contributed to the development of the Abstract Art movement. James Whistler was among the first Artists to experiment with creating visual sensations, rather than literal, visual depictions. Post Impressionist Artists, Paul Cezanne and George Seurat aimed to recreate 'reality' through the logical construction of flat, modulated areas of color, from a singular point of view. Their work would have a huge impact upon twentieth century Art. It was this new form of 'Abstract Art' that was further developed by Braque and Picasso. While Impressionism moved towards, what is now referred to as, Abstract Art, Expressionist Artists were producing bold, intense and colorful works; charged by the personal emotions of the Artist, that is, their perception and reactions towards 'reality'. The emphasis for Expressionists was not on the 'things' which make up our reality, but on our psychological responses to them. There is no doubt; the work of the Post Impressionists was highly influential with regards to the development of Abstract Art. Artists had revolutionized the world of Art. Pablo Picasso based his 'Cubist' Abstractions upon the ideas of Cezanne, by 'reducing reality' to three main, significant geometric shapes; the cube, sphere and cone. In 1907 Picasso produced a primitive and somewhat tribal scene, known as 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon', in the new 'Cubist' style. It was he, and Artist Georges Braque who developed another Abstract Art form, 'Analytical Cubism'. Abstract Canvas Art in the twenty first century follows no real 'consensus' of style. More a philosophy which effectively epitomizes the 'anything goes' approach. Abstract Art is used to describe many styles and aesthetic 'temperaments', while buyers and critics are left to judge its merit and importance. Abstract Art seems to follow an ever expanding highway, with a multitude of directions, something, which is highly liberating for both Artists and enthusiasts alike. Previous distinctions between figurative and Abstract Art has diminished, especially now, in the twenty first century. Abstract Art canvas sets are very decorative, and a highly popular choice for today's discerning buyer. Bold colors and geometric forms sit well in both modern and more classic homes. A huge selection of modern, oil on canvas, partial and complete, Abstractions are available. With virtually no boundaries, Artists are free to produce highly unique Abstract Canvas Art, and buyers are free to choose, with little 'stigma' attached to those choices. More than a hundred years of development now means that we can enjoy an Abstract Art which has never been.