Barnett Newman was an Abstract Expressonist painter in New York who painted large-scale fields of solid color, interrupted by vertical lines or "zips. Movements, Styles, and Tendencies Abstract Expressionism. Jackson Pollock.
Jeppe Ugelvig. Robert Motherwell Quick View Artist Page Robert Motherwell Robert Motherwell was a first-generation Abstract Expressionist whose paintings use hulking shapes, large-scale strokes and calligraphy, and wide expanses of muted color.
Action painting. Jimmy Ernst. Manifestations of performance art and its precursors in the 1950s and 1960s, from the Happenings in New York City to the exuberant, playful expressions of the Gutai. Art Term Abstract expressionism 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 1940s and 1950s.
Arshile Gorky. Action Painting Movement Page. Pollock, for example, would often listen to jazz music while making his gestural paintings. I bend the paint. Ara H.
Post-World War II existentialism, which grappled with the darker potential of human experience and the need for authenticity in human behavior, led certain Abstract Expressionist painters to think of their canvases as spaces within which they expressed their truest selves, rather than simply surfaces to be covered with paint.
Mark Rothko 1903—1970. The act of improvising, that is, to make, compose, or perform on the spur of the moment and with little or no preparation.
The freedom of expression that the Abstract Expressionists practiced won them international recognition, influencing generations of artists globally and placing New York City at the center of the Western art world.
If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. They championed bold, gestural abstraction in all mediums, particularly large painted canvases.
Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction. First Known Use of abstract expressionism 1922, in the meaning defined above. Theodoros Stamos. Submit Feedback. The abstract expressionists were mostly based in New York City, and also became known as the New York school.
Abstract Expressionism , broad movement in American painting that began in the late 1940s and became a dominant trend in Western painting during the 1950s.