10 Facts About Abstract expressionists


Abstract expressionists expressionism has many stylistic similarities to the Russian artists of the early 20th century such as Wassily Kandinsky.

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Abstract expressionists expressionism arose during the war and began to be showcased during the early forties at galleries in New York such as The Art of This Century Gallery.

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Abstract expressionists supported Pollock's work on formalistic grounds as simply the best painting of its day and the culmination of an art tradition going back via Cubism and Cezanne to Monet, in which painting became ever-'purer' and more concentrated in what was 'essential' to it, the making of marks on a flat surface.

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Abstract expressionists's move away from easel painting and conventionality was a liberating signal to the artists of his era and to all that came after.

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Abstract expressionists began the first of these paintings, Woman I, in June 1950, repeatedly changing and painting out the image until January or February 1952, when the painting was abandoned unfinished.

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Abstract expressionists may have finished work on Woman I by the end of June, or possibly as late as November 1952, and probably the other three women pictures were concluded at much the same time.

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Abstract expressionists's paintings straddled both camps within the abstract expressionist rubric, Action painting and Color Field painting.

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Abstract expressionists is one of the originators of the Color Field movement that emerged in the late 1950s.

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Abstract expressionists was renowned not only as an artist but as a teacher of art, both in his native Germany and later in the US.

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Abstract expressionists invited them up to New York in 1953, I think it was, to Helen's studio to see a painting that she had just done called Mountains and Sea, a very, very beautiful painting, which was in a sense, out of Pollock and out of Gorky.

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