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, 1882-1960164 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, 1894-198229 artworks
Irene Rice PereiraAmerican, 1902-19711 artwork
John PiperEnglish, 1903-199221 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

Taking in the rye
Kasimir Malevich

Strings
Wassily Kandinsky

Relief Brown and Blue
Robert Delaunay

Self-Portrait
Theo van Doesburg

Marble Relief
Willi Baumeister

Untitled
Mark Rothko

Betty on the Rocks
Mainie Jellett

Abstraction
Auguste Herbin

Depressed
Wassily Kandinsky

Peinture
Patrick Henry Bruce

Landscape in Holland
Piet Mondrian

Untitled
Kurt Schwitters

Throughgoing line
Wassily Kandinsky

Green
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
Stedelijk Museum, AmsterdamNetherlands (Amsterdam)30 artworks
Tretyakov Gallery - MoscowRussian Federation (Moscow)30 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NYUnited States (New York)22 artworks
Tate Modern - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)21 artworks
Centre Pompidou - ParisFrance (Paris)18 artworks
Tate Britain - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)15 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.