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Abstract Expressionism

ARTISTS OF ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM Abstract In a previous essay, three different artists and their Abstract Expressionism pieces were discussed along with descriptions of their artwork and a look into their personal philosophies of art. The previous discussion also covered an explanation of the circumstances in which the pieces fit in with the time period and the environment of that time period. The following essay continues with the comparison of the form, content of the subject matter of the...

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Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Art & Expressionism in America Abstract art expressionism is mostly known as the experimental, free expression, nonrepresentational painting marked by spontaneous expressions. Abstract became and intuitive painting technique producing a non-formal work of art characterized by non-symmetrical lines. Abstract Expressionism is not only a term used to describe a form of art; it’s also a New York school of painting recognizable by free spirited created abstractions. Abstract Expressionism...

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Abstract Expressionism

Introduction to Abstract Expressionism Abstract Expressionism started in America as a post World War II art movement. It was the first art movement that arose from America and put New York at the center of the art world. The term Abstract Expressionism was first applied to American art in 1946 by art critic Robert Coates. It is most commanly said that Surealism is it's predecessor because of the use of spontaneous, automatic and subconscious creations. Abstract Expressionism gets its name from...

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Modernism: the Aesthetics of Abstract Expressionism

Aesthetics of Abstract Expressionism Project Prepared for Donald McIntyre Professor, DeVry University Project Prepared by Colleen Mitchell Student, DeVry University June 7, 2009 Modernism is one of the cultural movements which took place in the nineteenth to the twentieth century. This movement was sure to draw attention to the artists’ work of art mainly because of the complexity of the artist’s creativity and breaking away from the more traditional works. Abstract Expressionism was a modernist...

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Abstract Expressionism Art Movement History

Abstract Expressionism Art Movement History By: Sharmé Jackson Abstract Expressionism started in America as a post-World War II art movement. It was the first avant-garde art movement that arose from America. Never before in the history of art, the personality of an artist took such central stage and became both an inspiration and the subject of his/her own art. It is challenging to narrow down such multifaceted phenomenon as Abstract Expressionism, to distil the core of this intricate style...

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Abstract Expressionism

Melinda Alexander Abstract Expressionism In this essay, I will demonstrate a comparison of control and chaos in the painting methods between Jackson Pollock and Helen Frankenthaler. I consider both artists to operate at a type of controlled chaos. However, I find that Frankenthaler used more control in her painting method where she carefully applied colors to certain spaces. Pollock’s painting is more a result of his actions than a specific thought as where to apply a certain color in an empty space...

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Painting Styles

pieces of art. In these eras, styles of painting changed and many of the different painting styles contrasted one another. Painting styles help to give a sense of the culture and history. Three of these eras: Neoclassicism, Impressionism, and Abstract Expressionism are just a few that reflected the differences in the painting styles, as well how the painting styles show the different ways of life. During the age of Neoclassicism, people were beginning to identify with the values of Greek and Roman...

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The Greyed Rainbow by Jackson Pollock

can see it. He had the different vision which he transferred on the canvas through his artistic hands. He created the art which changed the idea and way of looking at art of the world. He brought the new ideas and turned people’s attention towards abstract art that were known by most of the representational art which means the art which were realistic and recognizable. Jackson Pollock was born on January 28th, 1912 in Cody, Wyoming. He started his career as an art student in Los Angeles at manual...

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popular modern styles of painting

movement. 1. Abstract Art Abstract art refers to a style of painting that does not use figurative reality as a reference. Instead, the artist alludes to his or her subject and reduces it to a simplified form. Colors and shapes are used to portray emotions and the landscape of one’s inner world. Listed below are the various kinds of abstract art styles that have emerged.   Abstract Art Type Defining Characteristics Famous Artists Abstract Expressionism Abstract expressionism paintings are...

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Uas History from 1950 to 1959

was a fresh artistic outlook after World War II ended and the artistic world reflected this outlook. Abstract expressionism (see glossary ) like Jackson Pollock , Barnett Newman , Willem de Kooning , Clyfford Still and Franz Kline received official recognition at the New York Museum of Modern Art. These artists, referred to as the New York School, were generally experimental. Other abstract artists rebelled against the self-absorption of the New York School and delved into existentialism. ...

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