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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 293 ART THROUGH THE AGES

Abstract Expressionism

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.

WHEN & WHERE

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. ...

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