"Just as pure abstract art is not dogmatic, neither is it decorative."
Originating in Europe in the late 19th century, Abstract art fully emerged in the early 20th century when there was a decline in the appreciation of Realism among Avant-garde artists of that period. The notion of Abstract art is an umbrella term that encompasses a broad range of styles from the revolutionary Cubist paintings of Pablo Picasso that portrayed partial abstraction, to the Expressionist paintings of Wassily Kandinsky in which he achieved total abstraction. Explore the Abstract Art by starting from What is Abstract Art? Browse our curated list of artworks from the Abstract Art exhibition such as Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock and others.