|DAY 293||ART THROUGH THE AGES|
PAINTINGS AS VEHICLES FOR PASSION
Bold and visually engulfing, Abstract Expressionism was the first homegrown American movement with a worldwide impact. These artists considered art a transcendent aesthetic experience meant to be understood viscerally rather than intellectually.
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c. 1940–1955New York City, USA
Action or Gestural painting and Color Field painting were the two distinct artistic modes of Abstract Expressionism. Action painting was spontaneous and energetic, concerned with the artist’s physical experience of applying paint to heroically sized canvases. ...