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 totally abandoned figurative art in favour of abstraction. So their compositions often represent colourful geometric shapes.
People associated with this movement
William BaziotesAmerican, 1912-19631 artwork
Ilya ChashnikRussian, 1902-19294 artworks
Robert DelaunayFrench, 1885-194144 artworks
Burgoyne DillerAmerican, 1906-19652 artworks
Theo van DoesburgDutch, 1883-19313 artworks
Arshile GorkyAmerican, 1904-1948130 artworks
Auguste HerbinFrench, 1882-1960157 artworks
Hans HofmannGerman, 1880-19662 artworks
Vilmos HuszárHungarian, 1884-19601 artwork
Mainie JellettIrish, 1897-19441 artwork
Wassily KandinskyRussian, 1866-1944229 artworks
Franz KlineAmerican, 1910-19623 artworks
Ivan KliunRussian, 1873-19434 artworks
Frantisec KupkaCzech, 1871-1957116 artworks
Kasimir MalevichRussian, 1878-193533 artworks
László Moholy-NagyHungarian, 1895-194614 artworks
Piet MondrianDutch, 1872-194448 artworks
Jackson PollockAmerican, 1912-19565 artworks
Liubov PopovaRussian, 1889-19244 artworks
Alfred RethHungarian, 1884-196614 artworks
Mark RothkoLithuanian, 1903-19704 artworks
Olga RozanovaRussian, 1886-19182 artworks
Kurt SchwittersGerman, 1887-194842 artworks
Nikolai SuetinRussian, 1897-19542 artworks
Sophie Taeuber-ArpSwiss, 1889-19433 artworks
Leon Arthur TutundjianArmenian, 1905-19681 artwork
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

Various Parts
Wassily Kandinsky

László Moholy-Nagy

All Saints I
Wassily Kandinsky

Green in the Middle
Wassily Kandinsky

Scharf im dumpf
Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

Z 57 Abstraction
Kurt Schwitters

Arshile Gorky

Upward Thrust II
Frantisec Kupka

Still Life with Apples
Theo van Doesburg

Diagonal Planes
Frantisec Kupka

Landscape at Ceret
Auguste Herbin

Robert Delaunay

Two grays I
Frantisec Kupka

Kochel - Lake, Fog
Wassily Kandinsky

Kurt Schwitters

Wassily Kandinsky

Circular Forms
Frantisec Kupka
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.