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Definition of the noun abstract expressionism
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- a New York school of painting characterized by freely created abstractions; the first important school of American painting to develop independently of European styles
Alternative definition of the noun abstract expressionism
- An American genre of modern art that used improvised techniques to generate highly abstract forms
"Abstract expressionism" is a book by Irving Sandler.
Abstract expressionism is a post–World War II art movement in American painting, developed in New York in the 1940s. It was the first specifically American movement to achieve international influence and put New York City at the center of the western art world, a role formerly filled by Paris. Although the term "abstract expressionism" was first applied to American art in 1946 by the art critic Robert Coates, it had been first used in Germany in 1919 in the magazine Der Sturm, regarding German Expressionism. In the United States, Alfred Barr was the first to use this term in 1929 in relation to works by Wassily Kandinsky.
- also known as Abstract Expressionist
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by Joan M. Marter
By then Abstract Expressionism had nonetheless transformed the fundamentals of painting and sculpture in the mid-20th century, and its influence in terms of style and aesthetics extended over a vast spectrum of subsequent art. [See also ...
by Ann Lee Morgan
Abstract expressionism importantly in facilitating conversation, exchange of ideas , and camaraderie. Situated in the area where most of the artists worked, the Cedar Street Tavern on University Place between Eighth and Ninth Streets served ...
The Oxford Dictionary of Art (2004)
by Ian Chilvers
Abstract Expressionism artists who produced abstract paintings at about the same early date as Kandinsky were the American Arthur *Dove and the Swiss Augusto Giacometti, cousin of Alberto *Giacometti. The individual pioneers were soon ...
by Richard Kostelanetz
Abstract Expressionism: Creators and Critics. New York: Abrams, 1990. Exhibition Catalogs: Arnason, H. H., ed. American Abstract Expressionists and imagists. New York: Guggenheim Museum, 1961; Geldzahler, ...
by Ian Chilvers
Abstract Expressionism *Abstract Expressionism in the USA and its European equivalent *Art Informel made abstraction for a time (around 1960) virtually the dominant orthodoxy in Western art. Abstract art no longer seemed to ...
by Ian Chilvers, John Glaves-Smith
HARD-EDGE Abstract Expressionism The dominant movement in American modern art, principally painting, in the late 1940s and the 1950s, characterized by large scale and *gestural handling. It was the first major development in American ...
by Dabney Townsend
ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM. Abstract expressionism was a diverse artistic movement centered in New York City in the 1940s and 1950s. It was driven by the aesthetic theory that painting was not limited to representation.
by Diagram Group
abstract expressionism (c. 1940–) A movement that developed in New York in the 1940s which broke away from the realism hitherto dominant in American art, and which became the first American movement to have a significant influence on ...
by Michael A. Riff
political movements of Realism and Nationalism, Symbolism, Impressionism, Imagism, Naturalism, Transcendentalism and Vitalism, Post-Impressionism, Futurism and Fascism, Orphism, Surrealism, American Abstract Expressionism, and so.
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