Abstract art
(An artistic movement)

Dates: 1914-1960

This movement contains other movements: Abstraction-Création, Suprematism, De Stijl, Abstract Expressionism

Art movement issued from Expressionism which aimed to abandon figurative art in favour of abstraction. Their compositions therefore represent colourful geometric shapes.

People associated with this movement
Willi BaumeisterGerman, 1889-195522 artworks
William BaziotesAmerican, 1912-19631 artwork
Patrick Henry BruceAmerican, 1881-193638 artworks
Ilya ChashnikRussian, 1902-19297 artworks
Stuart DavisAmerican, 1892-1964154 artworks
Robert DelaunayFrench, 1885-1941109 artworks
Burgoyne DillerAmerican, 1906-19653 artworks
Theo van DoesburgDutch, 1883-193111 artworks
Arthur DoveAmerican, 1880-1946142 artworks
Werner DrewesGerman, 1899-19653 artworks
Arshile GorkyAmerican, 1904-1948145 artworks
Auguste HerbinFrench, 1882-1960193 artworks
Ivon HitchensEnglish, 1893-197979 artworks
Hans HofmannGerman, 1880-19663 artworks
Vilmos HuszárHungarian, 1884-19602 artworks
Mainie JellettIrish, 1897-194464 artworks
Wassily KandinskyRussian, 1866-1944267 artworks
Franz KlineAmerican, 1910-19628 artworks
Ivan KliunRussian, 1873-19434 artworks
František KupkaCzech, 1871-1957126 artworks
Marie LaurencinFrench, 1883-1956295 artworks
Stanton Macdonald-WrightAmerican, 1890-197314 artworks
Kasimir MalevichRussian, 1878-1935118 artworks
Alice Trumbull MasonAmerican, 1904-19711 artwork
László Moholy-NagyHungarian, 1895-194638 artworks
Piet MondrianDutch, 1872-194476 artworks
Ben NicholsonEnglish, 1894-1982151 artworks
Irene Rice PereiraAmerican, 1902-19711 artwork
John PiperEnglish, 1903-1992108 artworks
Jackson PollockAmerican, 1912-19567 artworks
Liubov PopovaRussian, 1889-192475 artworks
Alfred RethHungarian, 1884-196617 artworks
Mark RothkoLithuanian, 1903-1970284 artworks
Olga RozanovaRussian, 1886-19183 artworks
Kurt SchwittersGerman, 1887-194856 artworks
Nikolai SuetinRussian, 1897-19542 artworks
Sophie Taeuber-ArpSwiss, 1889-19435 artworks
Leon Arthur TutundjianArmenian, 1905-19683 artworks
Georges VantongerlooBelgian, 1886-19651 artwork
Friedrich Vordemberge-GildewartGerman, 1897-19632 artworks
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

Movement No. 1
Arthur Dove

Pleasant Play
Kurt Schwitters

Wassily Kandinsky

Still Life with Lamp
Auguste Herbin

Piet Mondrian

Liubov Popova

Off Balance
Wassily Kandinsky

Still Life with Gloves
Robert Delaunay

Two Girls
Marie Laurencin

Airplane Flying
Kasimir Malevich

Mark Rothko

Rain or Snow
Arthur Dove

Three Girls
Marie Laurencin

No 1
Mark Rothko
Top 10 museums with Abstract art
National Gallery of Art - Washington DCUnited States (Washington)103 artworks
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus - MunichGermany (Munich)74 artworks
Museum of Modern Art - New YorkUnited States (New York City)64 artworks
State Russian MuseumRussian Federation (St Petersburg)49 artworks
Tate Modern - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)39 artworks
Tate Britain - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)34 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NYUnited States (New York)32 artworks
Stedelijk Museum, AmsterdamNetherlands (Amsterdam)32 artworks
Tretyakov Gallery - MoscowRussian Federation (Moscow)32 artworks
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden - Washington DCUnited States (Washington, DC)30 artworks
Important dates
Founding date:  1914
Why 1914?: First abstracts movements in Russia with Suprematism and in France with Orphism.

End date:  1960
Why 1960?: The Golden Age of Abstract art ended in the Sixties, replaced by Pop Art. However, the style has never really disappeared and is still a important part of the contemporary art production.