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Abstract Expressionists and their precursors.

Constance Schwartz

Abstract Expressionists and their precursors.

by Constance Schwartz

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Published by Nassau County Museum of Fine Art in [s.l.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Abstract expressionism -- exhibitions.

  • Edition Notes

    Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Nassau County Museum of Fine Art in 1981.

    ContributionsNassau County Museum of Fine Art.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination64p. :
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18553903M

    Click the link for more information.; among other major abstract expressionists were such painters as Clyfford Still Still, Clyfford, –80, American painter, b. Grandin, A brilliant painter, he was one of the founders of abstract expressionism, . Though he is known for his paintings from the S9 which glow with pointillist orbs and spiritual awakenings, this exhibition, organized by Christopher Wool, of paintings and sculptures made in Pouscrte-Dart's East River studio during the '40s and early '50s, reminds us that he was the youngest of the first generation of Abstract Expressionists.

    Abstract Expressionism’s influences were diverse: the murals of the Federal Art Project, in which many of the painters had participated, various European abstract movements, like De Stijl, and especially Surrealism, with its emphasis on the unconscious mind that paralleled Abstract Expressionists’ focus on the artist’s psyche and. Abstract expressionism is the term applied to new forms of abstract art developed by American painters such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning in the s and s. It is often characterised by gestural brush-strokes or mark-making, and the impression of spontaneity. The abstract expressionists were mostly based in New York.

    Abstract expressionism was an American post–World War II art was the first specifically American movement to achieve worldwide influence and put New York City at the center of the art world, a role formerly filled by Paris.. Although the term "abstract expressionism" was first applied to American art in by the art critic Robert Coates, it had been first used .   Abstract Expressionism review – crammed in a room with the big men of US art Their curves and angles snag on the paintings beyond. By the mids, abstract expressionism was over, whatever Author: Adrian Searle.


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Abstract expressionists and their precursors. [Roslyn, N.Y.]: Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, Local government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Constance Schwartz; Nassau County Museum of Fine Art (N.Y.).

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This book, while at times a little too scholarly, is an excellent introduction to understanding where abstract expressionism came from and who the major players were. Beginning with the early days of each of the major abstract expressionists and Abstract expressionist painting has had a profound effect on how all art is viewed today/5.

Many Abstract Expressionists wanted people to be able to react to the artwork without the interference of associations with recognizable imagery. Scale Many Abstract Expressionist artists wanted to immerse the viewer in a total experience of their art.

Making art that was very large in scale helped Abstract Expressionist artists drawFile Size: KB. Abstract Expressionism, broad movement in American painting that began in the late s and became a dominant trend in Western painting during the s.

The most prominent American Abstract Expressionist painters were Jackson Pollock, Willem de. Abstract Expressionism evolved through the work of each individual artist. Generally speaking, each artist arrived at this free-wheeling style by the end of the s and continued in the same manner to the end of his or her life.

The style has remained alive well into the current century through its youngest : Beth Gersh-Nesic. Art in America (LOA #): Writings from the Age of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Minimalism (Library of America) Jed Perl out of 5 stars Read more about this on Questia. abstract expressionism, movement of abstract painting that emerged in New York City during the mids and attained singular prominence in American art in the following decade; also called action painting and the New York school.

Abstract Expressionists paintings are usually. non objective, based on no specific object Book Quotes and questions 23 Terms.

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I’m assuming he understood all the other Abstract Expressionists, and could have worked in their styles reasonably well, but it was unheard of, and instead of acknowledging the market forces at play, and the need for a signature style, we just pretended that one style suited one personality.

Introduction to Abstract Expressionism | Return to Top. Of ten credited as the first uniquely American style, Abstract Expressionism is a movement that developed in American painting during the s and s, and at that time generally referred to all types of non-geometric abstraction.

It was the first American visual art to gain international status and influence. The dominant trend in western painting throughout the s began with a handful of American artists later termed Abstract Expressionists.

Their paintings were. Alma Thomas: an abstract expressionist and black artist, who fiercely resisted any labels. as well as with other abstract expressionists, but she herself resisted labels, including “black. “It seems to me that the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture.” —Jackson Pollock Abstract Expressionism signaled a new age of American artistic expression in the immediate postwar period (the late s and s).

Though never a formal movement or school. American abstract expressionists who became the forefront of international avant-garde art whose epicenter was NYC during All at about the same stage of personal development and age. Most were workers employed by the WPA and were concerned and influenced with the imperative of social relevance, existentialism, the unconscious.

The group of artists known as Abstract Expressionists emerged in the United States in the years following World War II.

As the term suggests, their work was characterized by non-objective imagery that appeared emotionally charged with personal meaning.

The artists, however, rejected these implications of the name. Abstract Expressionism Movement. While it was generally conceded that Abstract Expressionism was spent, superseded by the rise of minimalism and Pop art in the early s, Gustan’s work after signaled the end of the Idealism that had driven the movement.

The Abstract Expressionist artists felt keenly that they had to present a pessimism, a somber refusal to paint either reality or viscera, as that would be frivolous, superfluous, and hollow. The brutality of their art was a screaming out of rage at what their world had become. Nothing should be finished, or refined, or inauthentic.

Abstract Expressionism review – a colossal event Royal Academy, London It’s a thrill to see the wildly beautiful art of Pollock, Rothko, De Kooning et al up close. Abstract Expressionism focuses on the act of creating art, which means that the art can get pretty, well, expressive - also, abstract - and it all came from their techniques.

Action Painting.Abstract art, also called nonobjective art or nonrepresentational art, painting, sculpture, or graphic art in which the portrayal of things from the visible world plays no part. All art consists largely of elements that can be called abstract—elements of form, colour, line, tone, and texture.

Prior to the 20th century these abstract elements were employed by artists to describe, illustrate.Their subject matter was entirely abstract, their scale was huge, and their iconoclastic production method became almost as important as the works themselves.

This was because, for these Abstract Expressionists, the authenticity of a painting lay in its directness and immediacy of expression: in how the artist conveyed his inner impulses, his.