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
William BaziotesAmerican, 1912-19631 artwork
Patrick Henry BruceAmerican, 1881-193638 artworks
Ilya ChashnikRussian, 1902-19294 artworks
Robert DelaunayFrench, 1885-194148 artworks
Burgoyne DillerAmerican, 1906-19652 artworks
Theo van DoesburgDutch, 1883-19313 artworks
Werner DrewesGerman, 1899-19651 artwork
Arshile GorkyAmerican, 1904-1948130 artworks
Auguste HerbinFrench, 1882-1960163 artworks
Hans HofmannGerman, 1880-19662 artworks
Vilmos HuszárHungarian, 1884-19601 artwork
Mainie JellettIrish, 1897-194464 artworks
Wassily KandinskyRussian, 1866-1944236 artworks
Franz KlineAmerican, 1910-19623 artworks
Ivan KliunRussian, 1873-19434 artworks
Frantisec KupkaCzech, 1871-1957116 artworks
Stanton Macdonald-WrightAmerican, 1890-19738 artworks
Kasimir MalevichRussian, 1878-193534 artworks
Alice Trumbull MasonAmerican, 1904-19711 artwork
László Moholy-NagyHungarian, 1895-194615 artworks
Piet MondrianDutch, 1872-194451 artworks
Ben NicholsonEnglish, 1894-198229 artworks
Irene Rice PereiraAmerican, 1902-19711 artwork
John PiperEnglish, 1903-199221 artworks
Jackson PollockAmerican, 1912-19565 artworks
Liubov PopovaRussian, 1889-19244 artworks
Alfred RethHungarian, 1884-196615 artworks
Mark RothkoLithuanian, 1903-1970284 artworks
Olga RozanovaRussian, 1886-19183 artworks
Kurt SchwittersGerman, 1887-194843 artworks
Nikolai SuetinRussian, 1897-19542 artworks
Sophie Taeuber-ArpSwiss, 1889-19433 artworks
Leon Arthur TutundjianArmenian, 1905-19681 artwork
Georges VantongerlooBelgian, 1886-19651 artwork
Friedrich Vordemberge-GildewartGerman, 1897-19631 artwork
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

No 8
Mark Rothko

Still life
Ivan Kliun

Windmill in the Gein
Piet Mondrian

Crooked Run
Arshile Gorky

Aubade
Mark Rothko

Unitled
Wassily Kandinsky

Untitled
Mark Rothko

Contact
Wassily Kandinsky

Waldrand
Wassily Kandinsky

Snow at Haut-Isle
Auguste Herbin

Untitled
Mark Rothko

Untitled
Arshile Gorky

Composition IV
Patrick Henry Bruce

Two Yellow Spots
Kurt Schwitters

The Tall Oak Tree
Auguste Herbin

Music
Frantisec Kupka

Composition
Auguste Herbin

Untitled
Frantisec Kupka

Red on Maroon
Mark Rothko
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.