In a modern and contemporary painting, are the conceptual and perceptual painting space often intertmixed, or even combined. The orbital movement of forms, as the basic element of the European painting, since the Renaissance, had acctualy the main purpose of stirring up and keeping the spectator's attention within the exactly specified frame.
The second half of the 20th and the early 21st century enlarged the painting space unexpectedly. The space is so spreading in the direction of abstract paintings, and in the direction of huge dimensions that try to keep the viewer's eye to the area of the painting work surrounding wall, as well as to the space that surrounding the work of art.
In my master work I am going to investigate the expansion of the painting space in the high Modernism in the 60s of the 20th century, with an emphasis on individual artistic movements that occurred during this time. At the same time, I will try to find some parallels between the artistic events of the 60s and their influence on the contemporary painting.