Biomorphic ceramic sculpture by Juliette Jenkell, circa 1950, France  W32 cm H 21 cm

“Biomorphic Abstraction” describes the use of rounded abstract forms based on those found in nature. Also referred to as Organic Abstraction, this type of art was featured in the work of many different artists, such as Kandinsky, Brancusi, and artists of the Art Nouveau movement. It is also applied to work by Surrealists like ArpMiro as well as the British sculptors Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. Found in abstract painting, abstract sculpture and furniture design, the style flourished during the 1930s-40s.