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  • 1. Abstract Expressionism Nneka Okoli Nicole Coleman Damola Adebiyi
  • 2. What is Abstract Expressionism?
    • An artistic movement of the mid-20 th century comprising diverse styles and techniques and emphasizing especially an artist’s liberty to convey attitudes and emotions through nontraditional and usually nonrepresentational means
    • -Webster’s Dictionary
    • Abstract Expressionism is the art movement that put New York on the map in the art world.
    • Before this movement, American art was not a contender in the art world.
  • 4. Types of Abstract Expressionism
    • -Quick brush strokes
    • “ Splat” paint look
    • Very Popular
    • - Evolved from Surrealism (Bulletism)
    • Focus on large area of color
    • Played with 2-D feeling of depth
    • Evolved from Analytical Cubism
  • 5. Jackson Pollock Robert Motherwell Action Painters
  • 6. Father of Abstract Expressionism
    • Jackson Pollock
    • An action painter
    • Painted on large canvases
    • Preferred to paint on the ground
  • 7. Jackson Pollock
    • Nickname was “Jack the Dripper”
    • Introduced to art by his brother Charles Pollock
    • Studied on New York under Thomas Hart Benton
    • Majorly influenced by Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siquieros
  • 8. Jackson Pollock
    • No. 28, 1950
    • -You can see how the paint is splattered or dripped onto the canvas
    • -Very spontaneous
  • 9. No. 5, 1948
    • By Jackson Pollock
    • Sold for $140 million
    • Great example of Abstract Expressionism,
    • Spontaneous Splattered
  • 10. Robert Motherwell
    • Action Painter and Print maker
    • Toured the country giving speeches about Abstract Expressionism
    • Felt Abstract Expressionism was the process of peeling away the inessential and presenting the necessary
  • 11. Robert Motherwell
    • Diluted his paint with turpentine to create a shadow effect
    • Used dramatic and bright brush strokes
    • Early works were characterized by abstract linear and geometric lines
  • 12. Robert Motherwell
    • Wrote informative essays on abstract expressionism that did not contain criticism on the art, allowing people to learn about the movement
    • Awarded National Medal of Arts in 1989
  • 13. Lyric Suite
    • Motherwell wanted to paint one thousand sheets without interruption
  • 14. Beside the Sea
  • 15. Hans Hoffman Richard Diebenkorn Color Field Painters
  • 16. Hans Hoffman
    • Color Field Painter
    • Influenced by Lee Krasner, Clement Greenberg, Helen Frankenthaler, and Larry Rivers
    • He taught at University of California, Berkeley and a semester at Chouinard Art Institute.
    • Hoffman also open Schools in New York and Provincetown
  • 17. Hans Hofmann
    • “ The Gate”
    • 1960 Oil on Canvas
  • 18. Hans Hofmann
    • “ Self Portrait”
    • Oil Paintings on Canvas
  • 19. Hans Hofmann
    • Push-pull Theory: Describes The plasticity of the three dimensionality translated to two-dimensionality. Shapes,colors,lines,calligraphic squiggles, and use of space always echo the reality found in nature, but its structure rather than its appearance
  • 20. Richard Diebenkorn
    • Color Field Painter
    • Influenced by Matisse, Cezanne, and Picasso
    • Graduated from Stanford University
    • Was a professor at University of Illinois, California School of Fine Arts (now know as San Francisco Art Institute), and UCLA
  • 21. Richard Diebenkorn
    • Berkley no. 57
    • -One of his early paintings
    • -Plays with large pallets of Color and using them to create Depth
  • 22. Richard Diebehkorn
    • Cityscape no. 1
    • *Diebehkorn is know for his landscapes
  • 23. In Summary
    • Jackson Pollock
    • Robert Motherwell
    • - “splatered” paint
    • Hans Hoffman
    • Richard Diebenkorn
    • -Use of large amounts of color to create depth
    *Jackson Pollock is the “Father” of Abstract Expressionism *Abstract Expressionism is the first art movement in America
  • 24. Bibliography
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert-Motherwell http://www.lucidcafe.com//library/96jan/motherwell.html http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/robert-motherwell/about-robert-motherwell/665/ http://www.associatedcontent.com/search.html?content_type=article&q=robert+motherwell&search=Search
    • http://www.hollistaggart.com/artists/biography/robert_motherwell/
    • http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/abstractexpressionism/ http://www.jackson-pollock.com/biography.html
    • http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/database/abstract_expressionism.html
    • http:// diebenkorn.org/bio/bio.html
    • http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abstract%2Bexpressionism
    • http://www.pbs.org/hanshofmann/for_teachers_lesson_1_001.html
    • http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/76244
    • http://www.hanshofmann.org/biography
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/willem_de_kooings
    • http://www.hanshofmann.net/
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HansHofmann