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, 1889-195512 artworks
William BaziotesAmerican, 1912-19631 artwork
Patrick Henry BruceAmerican, 1881-193638 artworks
Ilya ChashnikRussian, 1902-19297 artworks
Robert DelaunayFrench, 1885-194148 artworks
Burgoyne DillerAmerican, 1906-19653 artworks
Theo van DoesburgDutch, 1883-19313 artworks
Werner DrewesGerman, 1899-19651 artwork
Arshile GorkyAmerican, 1904-1948145 artworks
Auguste HerbinFrench, 1882-1960165 artworks
Ivon HitchensEnglish, 1893-197947 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, 1878-1935108 artworks
Alice Trumbull MasonAmerican, 1904-19711 artwork
László Moholy-NagyHungarian, 1895-194615 artworks
Piet MondrianDutch, 1872-194451 artworks
Ben NicholsonEnglish, 1894-198246 artworks
Irene Rice PereiraAmerican, 1902-19711 artwork
John PiperEnglish, 1903-199226 artworks
Jackson PollockAmerican, 1912-19567 artworks
Liubov PopovaRussian, 1889-192474 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

Red Calvary
Kasimir Malevich

Violin
Liubov Popova

Still Life with Apples
Theo van Doesburg

Still Life with Bowl
Auguste Herbin

Amaryllis
Piet Mondrian

Seated Woman
Liubov Popova

Composition II
Arshile Gorky

Abstract I
John Piper

Abstract Composition
Mainie Jellett

Flowers in Hot Sun
Ivon Hitchens

Prometheus in chains
Frantisec Kupka

Twisted black lines
Frantisec Kupka

Ascent
Wassily Kandinsky
Top 10 museums with Abstract art
National Gallery of Art - Washington DCUnited States (Washington)97 artworks
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus - MunichGermany (Munich)72 artworks
State Russian MuseumRussian Federation (St Petersburg)47 artworks
Museum of Modern Art - New YorkUnited States (New York City)39 artworks
Tretyakov Gallery - MoscowRussian Federation (Moscow)30 artworks
Stedelijk Museum, AmsterdamNetherlands (Amsterdam)30 artworks
Tate Modern - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)25 artworks
Tate Britain - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)22 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NYUnited States (New York)22 artworks
Centre Pompidou - ParisFrance (Paris)18 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.