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, 1889-195515 artworks
William BaziotesAmerican, 1912-19631 artwork
Patrick Henry BruceAmerican, 1881-193638 artworks
Ilya ChashnikRussian, 1902-19297 artworks
Robert DelaunayFrench, 1885-1941102 artworks
Burgoyne DillerAmerican, 1906-19653 artworks
Theo van DoesburgDutch, 1883-19319 artworks
Werner DrewesGerman, 1899-19651 artwork
Arshile GorkyAmerican, 1904-1948145 artworks
Auguste HerbinFrench, 1882-1960187 artworks
Ivon HitchensEnglish, 1893-197979 artworks
Hans HofmannGerman, 1880-19663 artworks
Vilmos HuszárHungarian, 1884-19601 artwork
Mainie JellettIrish, 1897-194464 artworks
Wassily KandinskyRussian, 1866-1944256 artworks
Franz KlineAmerican, 1910-19627 artworks
Ivan KliunRussian, 1873-19434 artworks
František KupkaCzech, 1871-1957122 artworks
Stanton Macdonald-WrightAmerican, 1890-197311 artworks
Kasimir MalevichRussian, 1878-1935111 artworks
Alice Trumbull MasonAmerican, 1904-19711 artwork
László Moholy-NagyHungarian, 1895-194618 artworks
Piet MondrianDutch, 1872-194471 artworks
Ben NicholsonEnglish, 1894-1982120 artworks
Irene Rice PereiraAmerican, 1902-19711 artwork
John PiperEnglish, 1903-1992104 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, 1887-194846 artworks
Nikolai SuetinRussian, 1897-19542 artworks
Sophie Taeuber-ArpSwiss, 1889-19434 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

Throughgoing line
Wassily Kandinsky

The Pianist
Liubov Popova

The Antique Cast
Arshile Gorky

The Song of Songs
František Kupka

Tennis Players
Willi Baumeister

Flowers in a Vase
Ivon Hitchens

Geraldine Fitzgerald
Mainie Jellett

Untitled
Arshile Gorky

Untitled
Mark Rothko

Waterfalls
Arshile Gorky

Window on the City
Robert Delaunay
Top 10 museums with Abstract art
National Gallery of Art - Washington DCUnited States (Washington)98 artworks
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus - MunichGermany (Munich)72 artworks
Museum of Modern Art - New YorkUnited States (New York City)54 artworks
State Russian MuseumRussian Federation (St Petersburg)48 artworks
Tate Modern - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)38 artworks
Stedelijk Museum, AmsterdamNetherlands (Amsterdam)32 artworks
Tate Britain - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)32 artworks
Tretyakov Gallery - MoscowRussian Federation (Moscow)30 artworks
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden - Washington DCUnited States (Washington, DC)25 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NYUnited States (New York)22 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.