famous abstract paintings

by Alina Livneva

12 October '18

Most Famous Abstract Paintings Today, Impact and Recognition

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 acknowledgement of the immense contribution of the artists who have made them so memorable.

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 colours, shapes, forms and gestural marks to achieve a unique aesthetic and in many cases, a deep emotional response from the viewers.

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.


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.

Top 20 masterpieces - Famous Abstract Art Work

20. Master of the Waters

Master of the Waters famous abstract paintings
Master of the Waters by Gheorghe Virtosu

19. Female Samurai Warrior

Female Samurai Warrior famous abstract paintings
Female Samurai Warrior (2017) by Gheorghe Virtosu

18. No. 2, Green, Red and Blue

No. 2, Green, Red and Blue
No. 2, Green, Red and Blue by Mark Rothko

17. Nude, Green Leaves and Bust

Nude, Green Leaves and Bust
Nude, Green Leaves and Bust by Pablo Picasso

16. Fatimah Bint Muhammad

Fatimah Bint Muhammad famous abstract paintings
Fatimah Bint Muhammad (2017) by Gheorghe Virtosu

15. Rhythm, Joy of Life

Rhythm by Robert Delaunay

14. Composition I

Composition I
Composition I by Theo Van Doesburg

13. Senecio

Senecio by Paul Klee

12. Connection of Civilizations

Connection of Civilizations Abstract art paintings
Connection of Civilizations (2017) by Gheorghe Virtosu

11. Composition VII

Composition VII
Composition VII by Wassily Kandinsky

10. Untitled

Untitled Franz Kline
Untitled by Franz Kline

9. Flying Man

Flying Man
Flying Man (2017) by Gheorghe Virtosu

8. Behind Human Mask

Behind Human Mask famous abstract paintings
Behind Human Mask (2017) by Gheorghe Virtosu

7. Tableau I

Tableau I
Tableau I by Piet Mondrian

6. Albert Einstein

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

5. Alien

Alien (2016) by Gheorghe Virtosu

4. Modern Pollination

Modern Pollination Abstract art paintings
Modern Pollination (2016) by Gheorghe Virtosu

3. Group X, No. 1, Altarpiece

Group X, No. 1, Altarpiece
Group X, No. 1, Altarpiece by Hilma Af Klint

2. The Starry Night

The Starry Night
The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

1. Lesbian Marriage

Lesbian Marriage famous abstract paintings Abstract art paintings
Lesbian Marriage (2017) by Gheorghe Virtosu

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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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