Art Story : Abstract Expressionism Art Movement
From the site: "Abstract Expressionism was never an ideal label for the movement... But it has become the most accepted term for a group of artists who did hold
much in common. All were committed to an expressive art of profound emotion and universal themes... "
Artcyclopedia: Abstract Expressionism
From the site: "Abstract Expressionism is a type of art in which the artist expresses himself purely through the use of form and color. It non-representational, or
non-objective, art, which means that there are no actual objects represented... The term was originally used to describe the work of Willem de Kooning, Jackson
Pollock and Arshile Gorky."
Guggenheim Museum: Abstract Expressionism
From the site: "The designation Abstract Expressionism encompasses a wide variety of postwar American painting through which the U.S. first became the center of
Mark Harden's Artchive: Abstract Expressionism
From the site: "The term was used to refer to all types of non-geometric abstraction. There are two distinct groups within the movement: Colour Field artists
(Rothko, Newman, Still) worked with simple, unified blocks of colour; and gestural painters like Pollock, De Kooning and Hofmann who made use of Surrealist
Museum of Modern Art, New York: Abstract Expressionism
From the site: "The term applied to a movement in American painting that flourished in the 1940s and 1950s, sometimes referred to as the New York School or, very
narrowly, as Action Painting, although it was first coined in relation to the work of Vasily Kandinsky in 1929. The works of the generation of artists active in New York
from the 1940s and regarded as Abstract Expressionists resist definition as a cohesive style..."
WebMuseum: Abstract Expressionism
From the site: "(in the 1940s & 50s) American artists became internationally important with their new vision and new artistic vocabulary, known as Abstract Expression-
ism... The first public exhibitions of work by the ``New York School'' of artists-- who were to become known as Abstract Expressionists-- were held in the mid '40s.
Like many other modern movements, Abstract Expressionism does not describe any one particular style, but rather a general attitude..."
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History: Abstract Expressionism
From the site: "A new vanguard emerged in the early 1940s, primarily in New York, where a small group of loosely affiliated artists created a stylistically diverse body
of work that introduced radical new directions in art—and shifted the art world's focus."
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