List of Famous Abstract Art Paintings

List of the most famous abstract art paintings in the world, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The popular abstract art paintings on this list are considered to be some of the most recognizable works of art on the planet, so save yourself a trip to the museum and check out this artwork from the comfort of your own home. abstract art is an extremely important genre in the art world, so it's no surprise that some of the most recognizable fall under the abstract art genre. You can find additional information about these well-known paintings by clicking on the names of the pieces.

Items on this list include The Scream and No. 5, 1948

This list answers the questions, "What are examples of abstract art paintings?" and "What are the most famous abstract art paintings?"

  • Dynamism of a Biker
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    Dynamism of a Biker (1913) is a painting by Italian artist Umberto Boccioni.
    • Artist: Umberto Boccioni
    • Subject: Cycling
    • Genres (Art): Abstract art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Futurism
    4 votes
  • 2
    2 VOTES

    Cow's Skull: Red, White, and Blue

    Cow's Skull: Red, White, and Blue is the name of a painting by American artist Georgia O'Keeffe. The painting depicts a cow skull centered in front of what appears to be a cloth background. In the center of the background is a vertical black stripe. On either side of that are two vertical sripes of white laced with blue. At the outside of the painting are two vertical red stripes. O'Keeffe created the painting in 1931. It is done in oil on canvas and measures 39 7/8 x 35 7/8 inches.. It is part of the Alfred Stieglitz Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Around the time of the painting's creation, American artists, musicians, and writers were interested in identifying a uniquely ...more
    • Artist: Georgia O'Keeffe
    • Genres (Art): Abstract art
    • Art Form: Painting
    2 votes
  • Moon: White Red and Black (1958) is a painting by Filipino-American artist Alfonso Ossorio.
    • Artist: Alfonso A. Ossorio
    • Genres (Art): Abstract art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Abstract expressionism
    0 votes
  • Revolution des Viadukts
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    Revolution des Viadukts is a 1937 painting by Swiss artist Paul Klee.
    • Artist: Paul Klee
    • Genres (Art): Abstract art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Modernism
    0 votes
  • 5
    0 VOTES
    "0 through 9" (1960) is a painting by American artist Jasper Johns.
    • Artist: Jasper Johns
    • Genres (Art): Abstract art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Abstract expressionism
    0 votes
  • "Numbers in Color" (1958-1959) is a painting by American artist Jasper Johns.
    • Artist: Jasper Johns
    • Genres (Art): Abstract art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Abstract expressionism
    0 votes