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Abstract paintings

1146 Discovered works of art
Abstract paintings arose in painting for the first time after 1900. In contrast to the hitherto prevailing painting styles, the contents of abstract paintings were completely detached from nature and real existing objects. The painting is reduced to forms, color tones, inner-image references or opposites. Some art historians see abstract painting as a backlash to photography, with its high quality in the reproduction of natural objects. One of the first abstract painters was Wassily Kandinsky with his expressive abstraction, which focused on the effect of individual colors or the combination of colors in the content of the pictures. However, Frantisek Kupka disputes this honor. He probably painted the most radical abstract image with the black square on a white background. From 1910 on, geometric abstraction created another style in abstract painting. Among the most famous painters of this style include Kasimir Malevich and Piet Mondrian.

Abstract painting has always polarized art critics. What some thought was the pinnacle of artistic creation was only graffiti for others. Oil on the grinders of the negative critics was an incident that occurred in 1954 in London. Pictures painted by the chimpanzee Congo found their way into an art exhibition and were highly praised by critics. As the artist's identity became known, the discussion about the artistry of abstract painting once again erupted violently. Later, the artists even renounced the brush as a classic tool, and composed abstract images by dripping paint (Jackson Pollock) or pouring (Hermann Nitsch). Cy Twombly works with lettering-like drawings. The American trend has been summarized by the term abstract expressionism. Other well-known abstract painters are Robert Delauney, Willem de Kooning or Joan Miro.


 
1910 | Tempera on panel

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1910 | Tempera on panel

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Landschaft Sertigtal
1924 | Oil on canvas

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Landschaft Sertigtal
1924 | Oil on canvas

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Bauerngarten mit Sonnenblumen
1907 | Oil on canvas

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Bauerngarten mit Sonnenblumen
1907 | Oil on canvas

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1932 | watercolour on paper on cardboard

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1932 | watercolour on paper on cardboard

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Angelus Novus, 1920 (Indian ink,...
1920 | Indian ink, colour chalk and brown wash on paper

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Angelus Novus, 1920 (Indian ink,...
1920 | Indian ink, colour chalk and brown wash on paper

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Abstract Head; Abstrakter Kopf, ...
1928 | Oil on cardboard

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Abstract Head; Abstrakter Kopf, ...
1928 | Oil on cardboard

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Gespenst eines Genies
1922 | Watercolor on paper

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Gespenst eines Genies
1922 | Watercolor on paper

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1925 | watercolour and sprayed watercolour on paper laid down on the ar

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1925 | watercolour and sprayed watercolour on paper laid down on the ar

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C. - C. = Fisch, 1931 (wc und in...
1931 | watercolour and ink on gesso ground

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C. - C. = Fisch, 1931 (wc und in...
1931 | watercolour and ink on gesso ground

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Landschaft mit Haus, Hund und Rind
1914 | Oil on canvas

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Landschaft mit Haus, Hund und Rind
1914 | Oil on canvas

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1914 | watercolour and pencil on cardboard

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1914 | watercolour and pencil on cardboard

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Rainy Day, 1931 (no 150) (oil an...
1931 | oil and pen and brush and coloured ink on gessoed burlap

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Rainy Day, 1931 (no 150) (oil an...
1931 | oil and pen and brush and coloured ink on gessoed burlap

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1924 | watercolour, pen and ink on paper

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1924 | watercolour, pen and ink on paper

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1919 | watercolour, gouache and pencil on paper

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1919 | watercolour, gouache and pencil on paper

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1926 | oil and tempera on primed muslin on cardboard

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1926 | oil and tempera on primed muslin on cardboard

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Sleeping Cat; Schlafende Katze, ...
1905 | watercolour on pencil and paper

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Sleeping Cat; Schlafende Katze, ...
1905 | watercolour on pencil and paper

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Mystical Head: Head Ascona; Myst...
1918 | Oil on cardboard

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Mystical Head: Head Ascona; Myst...
1918 | Oil on cardboard

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La bouteille d anis
1914 | Oil on canvas

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La bouteille d anis
1914 | Oil on canvas

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Lovers (Man and Woman I); Liebes...
1914 | Oil on canvas

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Lovers (Man and Woman I); Liebes...
1914 | Oil on canvas

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Konigstein with Red Church; Koni...
1916 | Oil on canvas

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Konigstein with Red Church; Koni...
1916 | Oil on canvas

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Liegender blauer Akt mit Strohhut
1909 | Oil on canvas

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Liegender blauer Akt mit Strohhut
1909 | Oil on canvas

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Keramisch-Mystisch (In Der Art E...
1925 | Oil on cardboard

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Keramisch-Mystisch (In Der Art E...
1925 | Oil on cardboard

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Nackte Frauen auf Waldwiese
1928 | Oil on canvas

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Nackte Frauen auf Waldwiese
1928 | Oil on canvas

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Still glows, 1939 (wc und pencil...
1939 | watercolour and pencil on paper

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Still glows, 1939 (wc und pencil...
1939 | watercolour and pencil on paper

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Prestidigitator (Conjuring Trick...
1927 | oil an watercolour on fabric on cardboard

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Prestidigitator (Conjuring Trick...
1927 | oil an watercolour on fabric on cardboard

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Desnudo de rodillas ante un biom...
1911 | Oil on canvas

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Desnudo de rodillas ante un biom...
1911 | Oil on canvas

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Prickle the Clown, or Stachel de...
1931 | etching and aquatint

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Prickle the Clown, or Stachel de...
1931 | etching and aquatint

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1926 | oil and tempera on extensively incised and sculpted plaster on g

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1926 | oil and tempera on extensively incised and sculpted plaster on g

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1919 | watercolour over oil-transfer drawing on paper

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1919 | watercolour over oil-transfer drawing on paper

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Stillleben mit blauem Kasten
1907 | Oil on canvas

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Stillleben mit blauem Kasten
1907 | Oil on canvas

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Still Life with Flowers, 1914 (o...
1914 | oil, collage and pencil on canvas

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Still Life with Flowers, 1914 (o...
1914 | oil, collage and pencil on canvas

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Bottle and Glass; Bouteille et V...
1921 | Oil on canvas

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Bottle and Glass; Bouteille et V...
1921 | Oil on canvas

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Ein Kind Geht Nach Hause, 1933
1933 | watercolour on paper

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Ein Kind Geht Nach Hause, 1933
1933 | watercolour on paper

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Heavenly and Earthly Time, 1927 ...
1927 | pen and ink with watercolour on paper

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Heavenly and Earthly Time, 1927 ...
1927 | pen and ink with watercolour on paper

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Tale à la Hoffmann (Märchen à la...
1921 | colour lithograph

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Tale à la Hoffmann (Märchen à la...
1921 | colour lithograph

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Portrait of Mrs P. in the south,...
1924 | oil and watercolour on paper and cardboard

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Portrait of Mrs P. in the south,...
1924 | oil and watercolour on paper and cardboard

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Untitled (140), 1917 (wc with pe...
1917 | watercolour with pen and brown ink on paper

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Untitled (140), 1917 (wc with pe...
1917 | watercolour with pen and brown ink on paper

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Clown, 1929 (wc und pen on canvas)
1929 | watercolour and pen on canvas

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Clown, 1929 (wc und pen on canvas)
1929 | watercolour and pen on canvas

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Murnau - Lower Market Street; Mu...
1908 | Oil on cardboard

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Murnau - Lower Market Street; Mu...
1908 | Oil on cardboard

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Sitting and Lying (recto); Sitze...
0 | watercolour on paper

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Sitting and Lying (recto); Sitze...
0 | watercolour on paper

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Figures in a Room, 1936 (pencil ...
1936 | pencil and crayon on graph paper

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Figures in a Room, 1936 (pencil ...
1936 | pencil and crayon on graph paper

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