• € (EUR)
  • 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
price,501:1000 facet,10503*Oeuvres d’artistes best sellers|icon-bestsellers*bestsellers facet,10503*Artworks by best-selling artists|icon-bestsellers*bestsellers facet,10503*Werke von Bestseller-Künstlern|icon-bestsellers*werke-von-kunstlern-bestseller facet,10503*Obras de los artistas más vendidos|icon-bestsellers*obras-de-los-artistas-mas-vendidos facet,10503*Œuvres d’artistes best sellers|icon-bestsellers*bestsellers price,1001:5000 facet,10500*Oeuvres d'artistes émergents|icon-youngtalents*jeunes-talents facet,10500*Young Talents|icon-youngtalents*youngtalents facet,10500*Werke aufstrebender Künstler|icon-youngtalents*werke-von-jungen-kunstlern facet,10500*Obras de artistas emergentes|icon-youngtalents*obras-de-artistas-emergentes category,6*Peinture*peinture category,6*Painting*painting category,6*Pintura*pintura category,6*Gemälde*gemalde price,5001:10000 price,500 facet,8259*Nos recommandations|icon-recommendations*recommandations facet,8259*unsere Empfehlungen|icon-recommendations*unsere-empfehlungen facet,8259*Our recommendations|icon-recommendations*recommendations facet,8259*Nuestras recomendaciones|icon-recommendations*nuestras-recomendaciones facet,10497*Artworks by famous artists|icon-masterpieces*masterpieces facet,10497*Oeuvres d'artistes célèbres|icon-masterpieces*artistes-celebres facet,10497*Werke berühmter Künstler|icon-masterpieces*werke-beruhmter-kunstler facet,10497*Obras de artistas famosos|icon-masterpieces*obras-de-artistas-famosos facet,11991*Grands Maitres|icon-masterartists*grands-maitres facet,11991*​Master Artists|icon-masterartists*masterartists facet,11991*Maestros artistas|icon-masterartists*maestros-artistas facet,11991*Große Meister|icon-masterartists*grosse-meister facet,1629*Abstract*abstract facet,1629*Abstraite*abstraite facet,1629*abstrakt*abstrakt facet,1629*abstracto*abstracto category,5*Skulpturen*skulptur category,5*Sculpture*sculpture category,5*Escultura*escultura facet,11997*Neue bemerkenswerte Künstler|icon-new-remarquable-artists*neue-bemerkenswerte-kunstler facet,11997*​New \u0026 remarkable Artists|icon-new-remarquable-artists*new-remarquable-artists facet,11997*Nouveaux artistes à découvrir|icon-new-remarquable-artists*nouveaux-artistes-a-decouvrir facet,11997*Artistas nuevos y destacados|icon-new-remarquable-artists*artistas-nuevos-y-destacados facet,8274*Moyen (\u003c 115 x 115 cm)|medium*moyen facet,1635*Street art*street-art facet,1635*Straßenkunst*street-art facet,1635*arte callejero*arte-callejero category,9*Fotografien*fotografie category,9*Photographie*photographie category,9*Photography*photography category,9*Fotografía*fotografia facet,8277*Grand (\u003c 200 x 200 cm)|large*grand facet,1686*Pop Art*pop-art facet,1686*Pop-Art*pop-art facet,1686*Arte pop*arte-pop facet,1671*Paysage*nature facet,1671*Naturaleza*naturaleza facet,1671*Landscape*nature facet,1671*Natur*natur facet,8277*Large (\u003c 200 x 200 cm)|large*large facet,8277*Large (\u003c 80 x 80 inch)|large*large facet,1641*Nus*nus facet,1641*Nude*nude facet,1641*Akt*akte facet,1641*desnudos*desnudos facet,8301*Special offers|icon-promotions*promotions facet,8301*Special Offers|icon-promotions*vergunstigte-werke facet,8301*Oeuvres en promotion|icon-promotions*promotions facet,8301*Trabajos en promoción|icon-promotions*trabajos-en-promocion facet,1644*Portrait*portrait facet,1644*Porträt*portrat facet,1644*Retrato*retrato category,23*Zeichnungen*zeichnung category,23*Fine Art Drawings*drawing category,23*Dessin*dessin category,23*Dibujo*dibujo category,15*Print*print category,15*Drucke*editionen category,15*Edition*edition category,15*Edición*edicion facet,11697*Figurative*figurative facet,11697*Figurativ*figurativ facet,11697*Figuratif*figuratif facet,11697*Figurativo*figurativo facet,1830*Landscape|landscape*orientation-landscape facet,1830*Paysage|landscape*orientation-paysage facet,1830*Landschaft|landscape*orientation-landschaft facet,1830*Paisaje|landscape*orientation-paisaje facet,8274*Medium (\u003c 45 x 45 inch)|medium*medium facet,8274*Medium (\u003c 115 x 115 cm)|medium*medium facet,1827*Portrait|portrait*orientation-portrait facet,1827*Hochformat|portrait*orientation-portrat facet,1827*Retrato|portrait*orientation-retrato facet,1680*Animaux*animaux facet,1680*Animal*animal facet,1680*Tiere*tiere facet,1680*Animales*animales facet,1674*Everyday life*everyday-life facet,1674*Scène de vie*scene-de-vie facet,1674*Alltagsszenen*alltagsszenen facet,1674*Escena de la vida*escena-de-la-vida facet,8280*Très grand (\u003e 200 x 200 cm)|very-large*tres-grand facet,8280*Très grand (\u003e 80 x 80 inch)|very-large*tres-grand category,24*Design*design category,24*Diseño*diseno facet,8271*Petit (\u003c 50 x 50 cm)|small*petit price,1000:501 price,50001 facet,12220*Artistes Français*artistes-francais facet,12220*French artists*french-artists facet,12220*Französisch Künstler*franzosisch-kunstler facet,12220*Artistas franceses*artistas-franceses facet,1668*Noir et blanc*noir-et-blanc facet,1668*Black and white*black-and-white facet,1668*Schwarz und weiß*schwarz-und-weiss facet,1668*Blanco y negro*blanco-y-negro facet,11634*Popkultur Straßenkünstler*popkultur-strassenkunstler facet,11634*Pop culture Street-artistes*pop-culture-street-artistes facet,11634*Pop Culture Street Artists*pop-culture-street-artists facet,11634*Cultura pop Street-artistas*cultura-pop-street-artistas facet,1659*Floral*floral facet,1659*Flore*flore facet,1659*Flores*flores facet,1659*Flora*flora facet,1632*Architecture*architecture facet,1632*Die Architektur*die-architektur facet,1632*Arquitectura*arquitectura facet,108*oil*oil facet,108*Öl*ol facet,108*huile*huile facet,108*al oleo*al-oleo facet,8280*Very large (\u003e 200 x 200 cm)|very-large*very-large facet,8280*Very large (\u003e 80 x 80 inch)|very-large*very-large facet,1650*Urban Landscape*urban-landscape facet,1650*Paysage urbain*paysage-urbain facet,1650*Städtische Landschaft*stadtische-landschaft facet,1650*Paisaje urbano*paisaje-urbano facet,126*Acryl-*acryl facet,126*acrylic*acrylic facet,126*acrylique*acrylique facet,126*acrílico*acrilico
Popular searches

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

JonOne, The Storm, Print

JonOne

The Storm, 2021
70 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Print

€890

Yaacov Agam, Suite 3, Print

Yaacov Agam

Suite 3, 1974
76.2 x 76.2 cm
Print

€1,552

Roberto Matta, 10AM from L'Arc Obscur des Heures, Print

Roberto Matta

10AM from L'Arc Obscur des Heures, 1975
63.5 x 91.4 cm
Print

€2,910

Victor Vasarely, Gestalt-Sin, Print

Victor Vasarely

Gestalt-Sin, 1970
59.5 x 39 x 3 cm
Print

€2,500

Menashe Kadishman, Tree in Tree (Red and Orange), Print

Menashe Kadishman

Tree in Tree (Red and Orange), 1979
104.1 x 76.2 cm
Print

€921

Sam Francis, Untitled (SFE-023), CTP, Print

Sam Francis

Untitled (SFE-023), CTP, 1985
29.2 x 19.7 cm
Print

€2,134

Raymond Attanasio, Sans titre IV, Print

Raymond Attanasio

Sans titre IV, 2022
49 x 49 x 0.1 cm
Print

Sold

Thierry Corpet, Alalia XI, Print

Thierry Corpet

Alalia XI, 2022
70 x 49 x 0.1 cm
Print

€290

Hans Bellmer, La Chauve-Souris, Print

Hans Bellmer

La Chauve-Souris, 1968
59.7 x 67.3 cm
Print

€2,425

Our recommendations Felipe Pantone, SCV P3, Print

Felipe Pantone

SCV P3, 2022
70 x 70 x 1 cm
Print

€1,500

Sol LeWitt, Black Grid, Yellow Circles, Red and Blue Arcs, Print

Sol LeWitt

Black Grid, Yellow Circles, Red and Blue Arcs, 1972
39 x 38 x 0.1 cm
Print

€1,100

Carla Gimbatti, Westbury Kids- Divannah, Print

Carla Gimbatti

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

€970

Add Fuel, Moemento, Print

Add Fuel

Moemento, 2022
50 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Print

€700

Pablo Picasso, Maternité, Print

Pablo Picasso

Maternité, 1963
89.7 x 63.3 x 0.3 cm
Print

€18,500

Our recommendations Joan Miró, Agora I, Print

Joan Miró

Agora I, 1971
88.5 x 77.5 x 0.3 cm
Print

€18,000

Hildegarde Handsaeme, Dance with me, Print

Hildegarde Handsaeme

Dance with me, 2021
30 x 40 x 2 cm
Print

€500

Pierre Alechinsky, Honoré, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Honoré, 1989
60 x 40 cm
Print

€1,350

Pierre Muckensturm, XXII 41 074, Print

Pierre Muckensturm

XXII 41 074, 2022
76 x 56 cm
Print

€832

André Saraiva, Yellow Mr. A, Print

André Saraiva

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

€950

Larry Zox, Sounds Cut I, Print

Larry Zox

Sounds Cut I, 1980
108 x 74.9 cm
Print

€1,212

Our recommendations Philippe Boutefeu, RedDoor, Print

Philippe Boutefeu

RedDoor, 2019
80 x 60 x 3 cm
Print

€900

Angelica Tcherassi, Look Up 02, Print

Angelica Tcherassi

Look Up 02, 2022
149.9 x 119.4 x 0.3 cm
Print

€1,455

André Masson, Démon, Print

André Masson

Démon, 1976
48 x 38 cm
Print

€550

Man Ray, Symphony on Orchestra, Print

Man Ray

Symphony on Orchestra, 1973
76.5 x 56.5 x 0.2 cm
Print

€2,100

Our recommendations Amanda Lomax, Jes, Print

Amanda Lomax

Jes, 2021
76.2 x 114.3 x 2.5 cm
Print

€1,229

Our recommendations Abhishek Kumar, High Soul 01, Print

Abhishek Kumar

High Soul 01, 2021
121.9 x 40.6 x 5.1 cm
Print

€485

Gustave Singier, La mer au coucher du soleil, Print

Gustave Singier

La mer au coucher du soleil, 1959
32.5 x 25.5 x 0.1 cm
Print

€380

Tania Mouraud, Même pas peur, Print

Tania Mouraud

Même pas peur, 2022
60 x 40 cm
Print

€500

Alain Clément, Sans titre 06MA2G, Print

Alain Clément

Sans titre 06MA2G, 2006
76 x 56 cm
Print

€900

Our recommendations Chiara De Zan, Entrance, Print

Chiara De Zan

Entrance, 2022
40 x 71 x 0.1 cm
Print

€1,400

Françoise Dugourd-Caput, Pathfinder, Print

Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Pathfinder, 2022
80 x 100 cm
Print

€1,260

Mark Rothko, Mark Rothko Art Exhibition Poster 1999, Print

Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko Art Exhibition Poster 1999, 1999
169 x 122 x 1 cm
Print

€2,972

Rodrigo Spinel, Línea- Esfera, Print

Rodrigo Spinel

Línea- Esfera, 2022
43 x 21 x 2 cm
Print

€582

Taroe, Dancing shapes, Print

Taroe

Dancing shapes, 2021
40 x 30 x 4 cm
Print

€570

Hans Hartung, R15, Print

Hans Hartung

R15, 1953
65 x 50 cm
Print

€1,800

Piero Dorazio, Vortice (Vortex), Print

Piero Dorazio

Vortice (Vortex), 1989
30 x 30 x 5 cm
Print

€2,000

Mimmo Rotella, Pepsi, Print

Mimmo Rotella

Pepsi, 1998
72 x 101 x 0.1 cm
Print

€1,170

Paul Rebeyrolle, AVL Zürich 1974, Print

Paul Rebeyrolle

AVL Zürich 1974, 1974
74.5 x 32 x 0.1 cm
Print

€350

Bram van Velde, MP 145, Print

Bram van Velde

MP 145, 1974
33 x 46 x 1 cm
Print

€680

Tanc, Sphere, Print

Tanc

Sphere, 2017
70 x 70 cm
Print

€350

Julio Le Parc, Larga marcha, 4 bifurcaciones 7, Print

Julio Le Parc

Larga marcha, 4 bifurcaciones 7, 2021
68 x 68 x 0.1 cm
Print

€4,000

Asu, Alquimia, Print

Asu

Alquimia, 2021
40 x 30 x 3 cm
Print

€590

Our recommendations Orfeo Tamburi, Radici, Print

Orfeo Tamburi

Radici, 1963
45 x 56 x 1 cm
Print

€120

Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Verte, Print

Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

Verte, 1959
50 x 64 cm
Print

€1,800

Seize Happywallmaker, Metamorphokromatik3, Print

Seize Happywallmaker

Metamorphokromatik3, 2021
40 x 30 x 2 cm
Print

€850

Our recommendations Callum Innes, LBT, Print

Callum Innes

LBT, 2022
75 x 63 x 1 cm
Print

€2,500

Sabek Nonsense, Heat (AP), Print

Sabek Nonsense

Heat (AP), 2022
70 x 50 x 0.5 cm
Print

€480

Shoïchi Hasegawa, Le Royaume des Perles, Print

Shoïchi Hasegawa

Le Royaume des Perles, 1950
70 x 58 x 0.1 cm
Print

€600

Piotr Strelnik, M8, Print

Piotr Strelnik

M8, 2012
60 x 73 x 0.2 cm
Print

€2,615

Momies, Momies Graffito, Print

Momies

Momies Graffito, 2021
40 x 40 x 3 cm
Print

€400

Chuck Elliott, Millefiori / DMG / kandy black, Print

Chuck Elliott

Millefiori / DMG / kandy black, 2020
82 x 82 cm
Print

€1,129

Akira Inumaru, Indigofera tinctoria, Print

Akira Inumaru

Indigofera tinctoria, 2018
50 x 40 cm
Print

€280

Zao Wou-Ki, Le pophète, Print

Zao Wou-Ki

Le pophète, 1992
25 x 24 x 7 cm
Print

€3,500

Cren, Primary styles 6, Print

Cren

Primary styles 6, 2022
40 x 40 cm
Print

€800

Fausto Melotti, Untitled, Print

Fausto Melotti

Untitled, 1984
50 x 35 cm
Print

€590

Muriel Deumie, Brasilia, Print

Muriel Deumie

Brasilia, 2022
40 x 30 x 0.5 cm
Print

€300

Laddie John Dill, Untitled (Gray), Print

Laddie John Dill

Untitled (Gray), 1982
39.4 x 66 cm
Print

€873

Catherine Dumas Perrot, Pop, Print

Catherine Dumas Perrot

Pop, 2022
60 x 60 x 3 cm
Print

€500

Maurice Estève, Cali, Print

Maurice Estève

Cali, 1962
49 x 65 cm
Print

€3,000

Mario Schifano, Omaggio a Balla (Tribute to Balla), Print

Mario Schifano

Omaggio a Balla (Tribute to Balla), 1978
100 x 70 x 0.1 cm
Print

€1,950

Daco, Graffaune cerfs, Print

Daco

Graffaune cerfs, 2021
40 x 30 x 4 cm
Print

€950

Lars-Gunnar Nordström, Untitled - Concrete Composition, Print

Lars-Gunnar Nordström

Untitled - Concrete Composition, 1987
30 x 30 x 0.1 cm
Print

€580

August Puig, Duende de Montserrat, Print

August Puig

Duende de Montserrat, 1973
70 x 61 cm
Print

€900 €738

Stefano Mazzolini, P1, Print

Stefano Mazzolini

P1, 2010
100 x 70 x 1 cm
Print

€400

Irene Nelson, Uncertainty is Essential #01, Print

Irene Nelson

Uncertainty is Essential #01, 2017
55.8 x 69.8 cm
Print

€892

Marie Laurencin, Deux Amis / Two Friends, Print

Marie Laurencin

Deux Amis / Two Friends, 1950
80 x 67 cm
Print

€1,295 €920

Francisco Toledo, Ca-xine, Print

Francisco Toledo

Ca-xine, 1985
50 x 64 cm
Print

€1,500

Ennio Morlotti, Ulivi a Bordighera, Print

Ennio Morlotti

Ulivi a Bordighera, 1980
110 x 140 x 0.1 cm
Print

€2,190

Carla Accardi, Rosso e verde 1986, Print

Carla Accardi

Rosso e verde 1986, 1986
54 x 62 x 0.1 cm
Print

€600

Luis Claramunt, Untitled, Print

Luis Claramunt

Untitled, 2000
51 x 68 cm
Print

€666 €547

Bertrand Dorny, Falaise noire, Print

Bertrand Dorny

Falaise noire, 1975
56 x 76 cm
Print

€750

Karel Appel, Personnages, Print

Karel Appel

Personnages, 1966
56 x 76 x 1 cm
Print

€5,800

Dex Hannon, The cold dead heart expanded, Print

Dex Hannon

The cold dead heart expanded, 2020
80 x 60 cm
Print

€1,308

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

Top artists

Discover our personalized selection for you

See my personal selection
See my recommendations
Discover our thematic selections