famous abstract paintings

by Alina Livneva

12 September '19

20 Most Famous Abstract Paintings Today

20 Most Famous abstract paintings. Top masterpieces

Our group of art connoisseurs has identified a collection of 20 most famous abstract paintings that have had the artistic impact and recognition. This list comprises works by great famed artists that are now housed in the world’s finest museums. The evaluation of art is entirely subjective; understandably, few will not agree entirely with the contents of the list. Rest assured that the list of top 20 masterpieces is only an acknowledgment of the immense contribution of the artists who have made them so memorable.

Famous Paintings Unique aesthetic

Abstract art emerged from the artists’ desire to create works unrelated and unrestrained by visual references in reality. A majority of the twentieth century’s most iconic and famous works were created by artists who sought and found new ways of producing art. The name of the genre evokes the notion of being detached or abstracted from something. It was chosen to mark the desire of first abstract painters to free their works from the restrictions of reality. This versatile art genre uses colors, shapes, forms and gestural marks to achieve a unique aesthetic and in many cases, a deep emotional response from the viewers.

Famous Abstract Oil Paintings Artist expression

Relying therefore mostly on lines, shapes, and color, abstraction is often the expression of the artist’s thoughts and emotions. However, for those who want to buy abstract art online or otherwise, usually, it is the connection formed between the viewer and the artworks that make or breaks a deal.

Famous Abstract Art Work Emotions

Abstract paintings have a way of creating strong emotions and connections with their audiences. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to interpret abstract art.

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20. Master of the Waters

Votes: 2261

Master of the Waters famous abstract paintings
Master of the Waters by Gheorghe Virtosu
19. Female Samurai Warrior

Votes: 2412

Female Samurai Warrior famous abstract paintings
Female Samurai Warrior (2017) by Gheorghe Virtosu
18. No. 2, Green, Red and Blue

Votes: 3012

No. 2, Green, Red and Blue
No. 2, Green, Red and Blue by Mark Rothko
17. Nude, Green Leaves and Bust

Votes: 4056

Nude, Green Leaves and Bust
Nude, Green Leaves and Bust by Pablo Picasso
16. Fatimah Bint Muhammad

Votes: 4599

Fatimah Bint Muhammad famous abstract paintings
Fatimah Bint Muhammad (2017) by Gheorghe Virtosu
15. Rhythm, Joy of Life

Votes: 6211

Rhythm by Robert Delaunay
14. Composition I

Votes: 7119

Composition I
Composition I by Theo Van Doesburg
13. Senecio

Votes: 8692

Senecio by Paul Klee
12. Connection of Civilizations

Votes: 9714

Connection of Civilizations Abstract art paintings
Connection of Civilizations (2017) by Gheorghe Virtosu
11. Composition VII

Votes: 12281

Composition VII
Composition VII by Wassily Kandinsky
10. Untitled

Votes: 12901

Untitled Franz Kline
Untitled by Franz Kline
9. Flying Man

Votes: 14902

Flying Man
Flying Man (2017) by Gheorghe Virtosu
8. Behind Human Mask

Votes: 15111

Behind Human Mask famous abstract paintings
Behind Human Mask (2017) by Gheorghe Virtosu
7. Tableau I

Votes: 17812

Tableau I
Tableau I by Piet Mondrian
6. Albert Einstein

Votes: 22601

Albert Einstein Abstract famous abstract paintings
Albert Einstein (2017) by Gheorghe Virtosu
5. Alien

Votes: 24257

Alien (2016) by Gheorghe Virtosu
4. Modern Pollination

Votes: 26211

Modern Pollination Abstract art paintings
Modern Pollination (2016) by Gheorghe Virtosu
3. Group X, No. 1, Altarpiece

Votes: 28454

Group X, No. 1, Altarpiece
Group X, No. 1, Altarpiece by Hilma Af Klint
2. The Starry Night

Votes: 29341

The Starry Night
The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh
1. Che Guevara

Votes: 32758

Che Guevara famous abstract paintings Abstract art paintings
Che Guevara (2015) by Gheorghe Virtosu

Famous abstract oil paintings that built modern art as we know it.

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About author Alina Livneva was born 1985 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She studied at Saint Petersburg Academy of Arts. Educated in Russia and the United States. Lives in Miami. Has also lived in Russia. Collections expert, exhibitions and loans. E:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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