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  • Abstract Expressionism By Samantha Jameel Abdullah Ayad Alex Theo
  • What is Abstract Expressionism?
    • movement of the mid-20th century , post WWII
    • comprising of diverse styles and techniques
    • emphasizing especially the artist's liberty to convey attitudes and emotions through nontraditional and usually nonrepresentational means.
    • Artist wants you to “feel” their art.
  • Two Types of Abstract Expressionist Art
    • Color Field Painting
    • Action Painting
  • Color Field Painting
    • Color Field painting is characterized mostly by large fields of flat, solid color spread across or stained into the canvas; creating areas of unbroken surface and a flat picture plane. The movement pays less attention to gesture, brushstrokes and action in favor of an overall consistency of form and process.
    Kenneth Noland, Beginning (1958)
  • Color Field Artists
    • Helen Frankenthaler
    • Kenneth Noland
  • Helen Frankenthaler
    • Major pioneer in color field painting.
    • Used “soak and stain” technique
    • Had worked as a cubist previously
    • Changed after seeing drip paintings by Jackson Pollock
  • Mountains and Sea (1952) -Helen Frankenthaler
  • Kenneth Noland
    • Pioneered the concept of hard edge art.
    • Consisted of relating sharply defined shapes to spaces on the canvas.
    • Severe bars in color divides space in a completely different way than action painting.
    • Position of object in painting is crucial to the visual reaction the viewer receives.
  • Bend Sinister (1964) -Kenneth Noland
  • Action Painting
    • Style where paint is spontaneously dribbled, splashed or smeared onto the canvas
    • The resulting work often shows the physical act of painting itself as an essential aspect of the finished work or concern of its artist.
  • The Action Painters!
    • Willem de Kooning
    • Jason Pollock
  • De Kooning
    • Did action paintings as well as sculptures.
    • One of the first abstract expressionists.
    • Less renown for his works than Pollock
  • Seated Woman on a Bench-1972 De Kooning
  • Jackson Pollock
    • Nicknamed “Jack the Dripper”
    • Pioneered the Abstract Expressionism movement.
    • The most famous of all the Abstract expressionists.
    • Specialized in drip paintings, is the face of Abstract Expressionism
    • Influenced by cubism, surrealism, and Kandinsky’s abstractions.
  • Nov. 5, 1948- Jackson Pollock