• $ (USD)
  • Need some help ?

Abstract Print

It's impossible attribute a precise date to the birth of abstract art. Art critics tend to situate the start of the movement in the 1910s and tend to see Wassily Kandinsky's “Picture with a circle" or “Abstract watercolour" as the works that announced the birth of abstract art. Although it is hard to know whether this work was truly the first abstract painting, Kandinsky was undeniably one of the founders of the movement.

However, it is important not to forget that there were many other important artists working at around the same time as Kandinsky and who also created key non-figurative works. These include Piet Mondrian, François Kupka and Kazimir Malevich. The couple Sonia and Robert Delaunay also had a fundamental impact on the development of abstraction. Mesmerised by the bright colours and circular shapes in their compositions, the French poet Apollinaire christened their art Orphism.

Even if abstract art can be seen as a revolution in terms of the artistic traditions that came before it, the movement can also be interpreted as the inevitable and logical result of the work and thinking of preceding artists. Certain experts believe that abstract art can be traced back to Monet and Whistler, who highlighted the importance of visually representing feelings and emotions rather than figurative objects. Fauvism contributed to our understanding of the power of colour, whilst Cubists pushed figurative art to its limits by playing around with geometric shapes and forms.

In a similar way, it seems illogical to give abstract art a single definition as the movement itself is so complex. The one thing that all abstract artists have in common is that they believe reality is subjective. They don't paint subjects, objects or people but focus on emotions, feelings or esthetics using shapes, colours and brush strokes to convey their message.

Geometric and lyrical abstract art are both forms of abstraction in is purest form. There is no clear subject matter or if the artist was inspired by a particular object, person or scene we can't tell without additional information. There can be different degrees of abstraction. For example, some forms of figurative art may be partially abstract if they distort the reality they represent. It is important not to underestimate the role that historical context has played in the development of emerging art movements. Abstract art has known two golden ages; the first between the two World Wars, just before the Great Depression, and the second between 1947 and 1970. Why? In short, human suffering. When artists no longer know how to represent the horrors of warfare and convey the suffering that society has endured, they must innovate, look for new techniques and call upon the subjective memories of survivors. In the words of Adorno, “writing poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric".

Abstract art reached its peak between 1950 and 1970 in New York thanks to abstract expressionist artists such as Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. Although this might be the movement that comes to mind when thinking of abstract art, there are many other movements related to non-figurative art, including Surrealism, Fauvism, Cubism, Bauhaus and Futurism.

With the advent of new technology, new art movements have emerged in the 21st century. Abstraction continues to be important to several of these movements. Many painters and sculptors still continue to create pure abstract art, such as Anish Kapoor, Ben Berlow and Christian Rosa. Abstract art has not disappeared; it has merely evolved and continues to adapt to its society.

Artsper has a wide range of abstract prints from many well known contemporary and modern artists, including Zao Wou-Ki, Pablo Picasso,Victor Vasarely and Joan Miro, as well as a selection from emerging artists.

Read more

Filters

Saved search

Your search is accessible from the favorites tab > My favorite searches

Unsaved search

A problem occurred

In just a few clicks, tell us your preferences and discover our recommended works for you

Bram van Velde, Sans Titre, Print

Bram van Velde

Sans Titre, 1966 94 x 62.5 cm Print

$1,037

Angelica Tcherassi, Manifest 01, Print

Angelica Tcherassi

Manifest 01, 2022 99.1 x 68.6 x 0.3 cm Print

$1,000

Karel Appel, Putting green kiss, Print

Karel Appel

Putting green kiss, 1978 75 x 106 x 0.5 cm Print

$1,246

Our recommendations Naho Awaji, Sunrise, Print

Naho Awaji

Sunrise, 2021 40 x 40 x 1 cm Print

$838

Yanko Tihov, London Passport Map, Print

Yanko Tihov

London Passport Map, 2021 30 x 33 x 0.2 cm Print

$1,188

Victor Vasarely, Homage to Johann Sebastian Bach, Print

Victor Vasarely

Homage to Johann Sebastian Bach, 1973 64 x 62 x 0.3 cm Print

$1,675

Victor Pasmore, Abstract Composition, Print

Victor Pasmore

Abstract Composition, 1982 25 x 20.5 x 0.1 cm Print

$1,047

Françoise Dugourd-Caput, Altier, Print

Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Altier, 2022 100 x 80 cm Print

$1,319

Claude Viallat, Sans titre #21., Print

Claude Viallat

Sans titre #21., 2015 20 x 48 cm Print

$2,408

JonOne, The Storm, Print

JonOne

The Storm, 2021 70 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print

$932

Michelangelo Pistoletto, Alter Ego, Print

Michelangelo Pistoletto

Alter Ego, 1984 100 x 70 x 0.1 cm Print

$1,047

Pierre Alechinsky, Les tireurs de langue, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Les tireurs de langue, 1962 27.5 x 28 x 0.5 cm Print

$1,246

Our recommendations Carla Gimbatti, Westbury Kids- Divannah, Print

Carla Gimbatti

Westbury Kids- Divannah, 2018 35.6 x 27.9 x 27.9 cm Print

$1,000

Walter Valentini, Portale, Print

Walter Valentini

Portale, 2000 47 x 110 x 0.1 cm Print

$1,089

Sam Francis, Self Portrait (SF-050), Print

Sam Francis

Self Portrait (SF-050), 1975 104.1 x 74.9 x 0.3 cm Print

$1,500

Antoni Tapies, Arc Blau, Print

Antoni Tapies

Arc Blau, 1972 58 x 77.5 x 0.1 cm Print

$2,094

Roberto Matta, Electra Funebra Domestica, Print

Roberto Matta

Electra Funebra Domestica, 1975 53.3 x 76.2 x 0.3 cm Print

$1,750

Luca Alinari, Veduta dall'auto in sosta, Print

Luca Alinari

Veduta dall'auto in sosta, 1995 130 x 170 x 0.1 cm Print

$953

Henri Matisse, Jazz, Le Cirque, Print

Henri Matisse

Jazz, Le Cirque, 2014 59 x 85 x 0.2 cm Print

$576

Tommaso Cascella, La soluzione dell'enigma, Print

Tommaso Cascella

La soluzione dell'enigma, 2000 80 x 80 x 1 cm Print

$890

Philippe Boutefeu, Engrenage1, Print

Philippe Boutefeu

Engrenage1, 2022 60 x 90 x 3 cm Print

$1,099

Adão M Pires Moreira, Between Colours, Print

Adão M Pires Moreira

Between Colours, 2020 68 x 91 x 1 cm Print

$1,508

Jean-Michel Folon, La Menace I, Print

Jean-Michel Folon

La Menace I, 1978 75 x 86 x 0.2 cm Print

$1,466

Bruno Ceccobelli, Trittico, Print

Bruno Ceccobelli

Trittico, 1993 97.5 x 192 x 0.1 cm Print

$1,047

Gastone Breddo, Composition, Print

Gastone Breddo

Composition, 1961 65.5 x 47 x 0.1 cm Print

$838

Joan Miró, Le dedans et le dehors, Print

Joan Miró

Le dedans et le dehors, 1966 19 x 12 cm Print

$3,979

Camila Quintero, Geometric Utopia, Print

Camila Quintero

Geometric Utopia, 2019 80 x 60 cm Print

$1,000

Guguiseppe Capogrossi, Untitled, Print

Guguiseppe Capogrossi

Untitled, 1972 65.5 x 60.5 x 0.1 cm Print

$1,466

Chiara De Zan, DZ¡03, Print

Chiara De Zan

DZ¡03, 2022 85 x 85 x 0.1 cm Print

$1,885

Bernard Alligand, Horizontale, Print

Bernard Alligand

Horizontale, 2017 52 x 52 x 1 cm Print

$838

Peter Alexander, Untitled, Print

Peter Alexander

Untitled, 1989 76.8 x 83.8 cm Print

$4,500

Rabab Tantawy, Together, Print

Rabab Tantawy

Together, 2022 60 x 40 x 3 cm Print

$1,571

Tracey Emin, But Yea, Print

Tracey Emin

But Yea, 2015 68.8 x 50 cm Print

$4,688

Jesús-Rafael Soto, Untitled, (Black And Silver), Print

Jesús-Rafael Soto

Untitled, (Black And Silver), 1970 98.5 x 77.5 x 0.2 cm Print

$1,990

Nils Wachten, Oscillation, Print

Nils Wachten

Oscillation, 2012 57 x 36 cm Print

$366

Sonia Delaunay, Cathedrale, Print

Sonia Delaunay

Cathedrale, 1971 60.3 x 44 x 1 cm Print

$4,712

Alberto Magnelli, Untitled, Print

Alberto Magnelli

Untitled, 1945 64.5 x 49.5 x 0.1 cm Print

$901

Marino Marini, White Horse, Print

Marino Marini

White Horse, 1966 90 x 66 x 0.1 cm Print

$3,351

Arthur Secunda, Sunset Landscape, Print

Arthur Secunda

Sunset Landscape, 1980 64.8 x 86.4 x 0.3 cm Print

$850

José Luis Cuevas, Caja China II, Print

José Luis Cuevas

Caja China II, 1990 101.6 x 68.6 x 0.5 cm Print

$1,800

Helen Frankenthaler, Live from Lincoln Center, 20th Anniversary, Print

Helen Frankenthaler

Live from Lincoln Center, 20th Anniversary, 1995 121.9 x 76.2 x 0.3 cm Print

$1,800

Italo Bressan, The Visible of the Invisible, Print

Italo Bressan

The Visible of the Invisible, 1989 100 x 70 x 0.1 cm Print

$356

Yaacov Agam, Integrated Rainbow, Print

Yaacov Agam

Integrated Rainbow, 1980 76.2 x 106.7 x 0.3 cm Print

$1,850

Yosh, Saturation, Print

Yosh

Saturation, 2021 39 x 39 x 3 cm Print

$838

Mark Tobey, Abstract Portrait, Print

Mark Tobey

Abstract Portrait, 1970 34.9 x 29.8 x 0.3 cm Print

$1,500

Our recommendations Jade Mouge, Trouble N9, Print

Jade Mouge

Trouble N9, 2022 80 x 60 x 0.1 cm Print

$419 $377

David Pinegar, Watch man of the dark, Print

David Pinegar

Watch man of the dark, 2022 95 x 95 x 0.1 cm Print

$1,832

Fritz Baumgartner, Spoleto Festival, Print

Fritz Baumgartner

Spoleto Festival, 1972 50 x 70 x 0.1 cm Print

$314

Gianni Polidori, Half Red, Print

Gianni Polidori

Half Red, 1970 70 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print

$209

Arthur Hent, Self-Portrait 22.87, Print

Arthur Hent

Self-Portrait 22.87, 2022 42 x 30 x 0.1 cm Print

$419

Carla Accardi, Untitled, Print

Carla Accardi

Untitled, 1980 75 x 105 x 0.1 cm Print

$513

Gustave Singier, Egypte, Print

Gustave Singier

Egypte, 1965 50 x 66 cm Print

$681

Our recommendations Yoël Benharrouche, Voyage astral, Print

Yoël Benharrouche

Voyage astral, 2015 80 x 100 x 2 cm Print

$6,806

Robert Goodnough, Three Horses, Print

Robert Goodnough

Three Horses, 1961 44.5 x 55.9 x 0.3 cm Print

$950

Jimmy Ernst, Terra Incognita 11, Print

Jimmy Ernst

Terra Incognita 11, 1974 55.9 x 71.1 x 0.3 cm Print

$950

Heino Naujoks, Untitled, Print

Heino Naujoks

Untitled, 1972 70 x 90 x 1 cm Print

$262

Rosario Mazzella, Chevaliers, Print

Rosario Mazzella

Chevaliers, 1970 70 x 50 x 0.2 cm Print

$262

Gianni Testa, The Sorrel, Print

Gianni Testa

The Sorrel, 1968 70 x 100 x 0.2 cm Print

$251

Zao Wou-Ki, Beau regard, Print

Zao Wou-Ki

Beau regard, 1981 37 x 28 cm Print

$3,665

Jean-Charles Blais, Venc I, Print

Jean-Charles Blais

Venc I, 1987 32.5 x 23.5 cm Print

$471

Thomas Leclere, Série Terminal 56 project, Print

Thomas Leclere

Série Terminal 56 project, 2021 21 x 29.7 cm Print

$524

André Saraiva, Yellow Mr. A, Print

André Saraiva

Yellow Mr. A, 2012 30 x 30 x 0.2 cm Print

$995

Pierre Soulages, Lithographie numéro 6, Print

Pierre Soulages

Lithographie numéro 6, 1955 65.5 x 50.5 cm Print

$31,624

Ibram Lassaw, Continuity 1, Print

Ibram Lassaw

Continuity 1, 1971 49.5 x 64.8 x 0.5 cm Print

$1,200

Larry Zox, Bonac II, Print

Larry Zox

Bonac II, 1981 106.7 x 76.2 x 0.3 cm Print

$1,250

Abhishek Kumar, Soul City 2, Print

Abhishek Kumar

Soul City 2, 2022 50.8 x 91.4 x 5.1 cm Print

$710

Jack Torkov, KTL, Print

Jack Torkov

KTL, 1982 69.9 x 69.9 x 0.3 cm Print

$900

Antoni Clavé, Untitled, Print

Antoni Clavé

Untitled, 1990 76 x 56 cm Print

$1,885

Rafael Alberti, Letter E, Print

Rafael Alberti

Letter E, 1972 65 x 49 x 0.1 cm Print

$314

Maurice Estève, La Fouise, Print

Maurice Estève

La Fouise, 1973 50 x 65 cm Print

$1,885

Alessandro Mendini, Senza titolo, Print

Alessandro Mendini

Senza titolo, 1980 100 x 100 x 1 cm Print

$681

Katharina Grosse, Der Stuhl, Print

Katharina Grosse

Der Stuhl, 2020 29.7 x 21 cm Print

$1,563

Conrad Marca-Relli, Villa Nueve, Print

Conrad Marca-Relli

Villa Nueve, 1982 55.9 x 68.6 x 0.3 cm Print

$1,500

Discover the styles & movements
  • Discover the selection of our experts

Discover our personalized selection for you

See my personal selection
See my recommendations
Discover our thematic selections