We ship worldwide 🌎

Abstract paintings

(1311 Artworks)
See all the artworks

1311 Artworks



Are you thinking of buying an abstract painting? Discover the history of this artistic movement, which appeared in the 2nd half of the 20th century, and the various techniques used by the artists like acrylic, collage, or watercolor.
Learn how to analyze such an art piece that can sometimes feel “abstract”, and about Kandinsky, founder of abstract art, along with other pioneers like Piet Mondrian and Robert Delaunay, who paved the way for this innovative and expressive art form.

At Carré d’artistes, we offer a wide selection of art pieces for sale: minimalist abstract art, landscape, marine view or acrylic abstract painting, you are bound to find something you love!

Read More  

Our art curators carefully selected emerging artists and their abstract artworks, so you can find the perfect piece for you!

For example, discover Silvia Depaire, an artist from Argentina who works with the technique of fluid painting, especially with acrylic.

If you prefer canvases in relief, that occupy space and would be perfect as wall art, take a look at Gérard Clisson's who invents real dynamics with the "Constructive Destruction" technique, and by using a lot of recycled materials.

At Carré d'artistes, you are sure to make beautiful discoveries of unique and original abstract paintings. The hardest part will be to choose! For a truly unique abstract wall art, consider purchasing multiple paintings and creating a composition with them.

Abstract painting 967 Brume/Fujib by Silvia Depaire, at Carré d'artistes


The abstract painting of Carré d'artistes

Whether you’re interested in colorful art pieces or prefer black and white abstract art, we have the perfect piece for you. Our selections of contemporary paintings are available in our art galleries as well as on our online gallery and are intended for all visual art lovers.

Carré d'artistes offers unique and certified art pieces of all styles so that everyone can find happiness. So why not buy abstract art online?

Discover our abstract watercolor paintings, abstract oil paintings, and abstract acrylic paintings.



Abstract painting breaks free from realistic representation to express each artist's unique vision of the world. The aim is no longer for the public to recognize a landscape or a scene, but to discover an unknown reality, a new sensory experiencee.

Characterized by shapes, colors, and lines, abstract art does not represent concrete objects but rather seeks to create a unique visual experience. It does not appeal to the viewer's reason but to their heart and senses.


Various techniques in the abstract paintings

The techniques are becoming increasingly innovative to provide an ever-expanding palette of sensations.

Acrylic paint, prized for its versatility, mimics fluidity and movement in abstract paintings, offering boundless creative options in color and texture. Acrylic abstract painting is a modern technique that is popular with many artists.

Collage is also much appreciated for the relief aspect it gives to the abstract painting. The abstract watercolor technique is also used. Many artists use mixed techniques such as photography and painting with a knife.

This diversity liberates artists from reality, enabling experimentation with layering, scraping, and dripping for dynamic abstract expressions.


Analyze an abstract work

The important thing is to appreciate the emotion of contemporary abstract works, the feeling of the observers that abstract painting conveys. You can set aside your reasoning and habits for a while.
In summary, the only thing we can recommend is to analyze art by feeling and experiencing it through your emotions and imagination.



Abstract art emerged in the second half of the 20th century. In the 1830s, the invention of photography, which was a rival to painting, challenged the painters who no longer felt useful to represent and figure the world. Thus they began to question their purpose.

From now on, artists no longer seek to represent the world faithfully but to translate it through the prism of their sensitivity, their history, and their experience. They are more interested in the way of painting than in the subject.


Vassily Kandinsky and abstract art

Even if he was criticized as an "incurable madman", the painter Vassily Kandinsky is recognized as THE founder of abstract art.

The first artist to free himself from figurative representations, he considered that the forms, the colors, and the matter are enough to create an emotion without the need to refer to anything. According to him, this is the path to follow to create a universal art that crosses continents and eras, because the emotion is timeless.


Other abstract painters

Other Russian artists, such as Kasimir Malevich or Sonia Delaunay, are regarded as pioneers of abstract painting, as it was in Russia that this style first gained prominence.

Other pioneers of abstraction have left their names in the history of painting: Piet Mondrian, a Dutch painter who focused on space on the canvas or Robert Delaunay, a French abstract painter..

If you want to know more about abstract painting, you can check out our blog posts and browse through portraits of our artists and painters.

The neo collector's guide
Back to the top


Unique art for...

We use cookies to give you the best shopping experience. If you continue to use our services, we will assume that you agree to the use of such cookies. Find out more about cookies and how to refuse them.