One of the new visual languages is geometric abstraction. It is the reasoned and socially engaged art that is indebted to geometry. From this, painters base themselves on the experiments of Cubism and Futurism, inter alia. The German Bauhaus, which is influenced by Russian Constructivism and the Dutch De Stijl, determines then the visage of architecture as well.
In addition to geometric abstraction, the lyrical abstraction originates: a free, emotionally-laden form in contrast to the delineated geometric forms. Automatism and individual freedom are thus guiding principles here. Lyrical abstraction knows of many manifestations: from the colour-rich art of Vasili Kandinsky (1866 - 1944), covering Expressionism, the Dada movement and Surrealism to the American Abstract Expressionism of Jackson Pollock (1912 - 1956).
The most important artists are highlighted in the 'history' section. Eleven of them are discussed with an extensive biography, in which their place in the course of Belgian abstract modernism is outlined. Typical for the abstract modernists is that they grouped together, published magazines and organised events such as lectures and exhibitions. That aspect of abstract modernism is also explored on the website.