Abstract expressionism final powerpoint

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Abstract expressionism final powerpoint

  1. 1.  Prominent between 1940’s to the mid 1950’s Post world war II American art movement New York at center Rebellious, anarchic, and Idiosyncratic
  2. 2.  Arshile Gorky (1904-1948) Surrealist The Father of Abstract Expressionism A bridge
  3. 3. PORTRAIT OF MASTER BILL THE LIVER IS THE COCK’S COMB (1929-1936) (1944)
  4. 4.  Kandinskys Abstraction The Dadaist’s reliance on chance Surrealist’s endorsement of Freudian theory
  5. 5.  Usually on large canvas Emotional Intensity The Act of painting Careful planning Energetic application of paint
  6. 6.  Action Painting  Color Field  Jackson Pollock  Mark Rothko  Willem De Kooning  Clyfford Still  Franz Kline  Barnett Newman  Kenneth Noland
  7. 7.  Brush strokes and large planes of color. Create tension between the shapes and hues More emphasis on overall consistency of form and process
  8. 8.  color, shape, balance, depth, composition, an d scale Inspired by mythology and philosophy Basic human emotions Color = “merely an instrument” Nebulous rectangles
  9. 9.  Shift from representational to abstraction One layer of painting seems “torn” off. Thick impasto, unlike Rothko.
  10. 10.  Used lines on vast fields of color Rejected the expressive brushwork Unappreciated, and overlooked. Signature mark was the “Zip” Named his works with Jewish themes.
  11. 11.  4 groups:  Circles/Targets  Chevrons  Stripes  Shaped Canvases Emphasized spatial relationships
  12. 12.  Paint is dripped, slashed, smea red or even splashed. Emphasize the physical act of painting.
  13. 13.  Born in Cody, Wyoming Jack the Ripper  Drip-and-splatter Helped begin this movement
  14. 14.  Created the drip method Used sticks, harden brushes and basting syringes With unbounded canvases on the floor or wall
  15. 15.  Born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands garish colors Background figures overlap other figures Woman series The New York School
  16. 16.  Didn’t care about figure and imagery Instead, focused on actual brush strokes Black and white “The final test of a painting, theirs, mine, any other, is: does the painters emotion come across?"

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