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Contemporary Abstract Painting


Contemporary Abstract Painting

Petite Gallery


Abstract painting derives from Antiquity, notably decorative Celtic art. Similar designs were later taken up by early Christian artists for use in illuminated manuscripts, and also appear in Islamic art. [1] In the early part of the last century, abstract art was a radical departure from the art that had gone before it. [2]

Rhythm, Joie de Vivre by Robert Delaunay, 1930.
Woman with a Flower by Pablo Picasso, 1932.


Landscape by Jean Metzinger, 1912-14.
Dream by D. Lane Taylor.
L. Jimenez Balaguer, Detail 2, 2013.
Hans Hofmann, The Gate, 1959.


Arshile Gorky, Waterfall, 1943.


By Wassily Kandinsky


By Sam Francis


“Creativity takes courage” – Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse, Large Red Interior, 1848.


External links

Kazimir Malevich, Red Cavalry, 1930-1932.


Piet Mondrian, Composition No. 10, 1939-42.
Cy Twombly, Scent of Madness, 1986.
Fritz Glarner, Relational Painting No. 64, 1953.


Natvar Bhavsar, Dhruva I, 1976.
Ilya Bolotowsky, Large Blue Horizontal, 1975.
Paul Klee, The Chair-Animal, 1922.



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