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R. honors mla

  1. 1. Abstract ExpressionismBy: Marisa Iafano, Paige Briggs,and Rachel Gran
  2. 2. Abstract Expressionism• Sometimes called the New York School• Based in New York• 1940s-early1960’s
  3. 3. Styles of Abstract Expressionism• Very diverse movement• Included paintings, photography, drawingsand sculpture• 2 main types: color field and actionpainting
  4. 4. Action Painting
  5. 5. Color Field Painting
  6. 6. But both had something incommon…• Expression of emotion and theunconscious• Large scale (huge) paintings• Did not really represent any real objects
  7. 7. How did it become popular?• Art critics played a huge role in A.E.spopularity• Valisy Kandinsky gave art movement it’sname• Clement Greenburg was another importantcritic
  8. 8. Abstractionism vs. AbstractExpressionism
  9. 9. What led to AbstractExpressionism?• Many of A.E. artists matured during 1930’s• Works progress Administration (WPA)• Painted figurative/landscapes
  10. 10. Continued…• Artists that fled Europe due to politicalinstability came to New York• Brought over European styles of painting• World war II and emotions behind itinspired many paintings
  11. 11. Social Realism and Regionalism• Many A.E painters started off painting withthis style (size)
  12. 12. Surrealism• Inspired by spontaneity of paintings• Inspired by the unconscious thoughtprocess
  13. 13. Cubism and Abstractionism• Did not paint figuratively (not alwaysconnected to reality)- non representational
  14. 14. German Expressionism• Expression of emotion
  15. 15. Jackson Pollock• Lived from 1912-1956• Action Painter
  16. 16. Painting Style• Considered to be biggest icon of themovement• Used very large canvases• Used splatter paint and drip painttechniques
  17. 17. Autumn Rhythm, 1950Number 1 (Lavender Mist) ,1950
  18. 18. Mark Rothko• Lived from 1903-1970• Color Field Painter
  19. 19. Early in his career…• Worked for Federal arts program• Studied under Arshile Gorsky• Early paintings were landscapes/cityscapes
  20. 20. Painting Style• Used large blocks of solid color• Often blended them together• Achieved style by applying many layers ofthin paint• Large scale paintings
  21. 21. Later Life…• Goes into depression later on in life• Switches to a cool color pallet• Dies of overdose on depression meds
  22. 22. • No 3, 1949
  23. 23. Franz Kline• Lived from 1910-1962• Action Painter
  24. 24. Early in Life• Illustrated in high school• Painted landscapes/cityscapes early on• Painted many works for the Cedar Bar inGreenwich Village, NY• Taught at Pratt institution in Brooklyn
  25. 25. Painting Style• Developed tastes from Japanesecalligraphy• Large rapid brush strokes• Black and White
  26. 26. Later on in life…• goes more into color after WWII• Premature death in 1962 from heartcondition
  27. 27. • Les Gros 1961
  28. 28. •Chief 1950
  29. 29. • King Oliver1958
  30. 30. Willem de Kooning• Lived from 1904-1997• Acton Painter• “Flesh was thereason oil paint wasinvented.”
  31. 31. Painting Style• Showed aggression through application ofpaint• Used spontaneous brush stokes• Created emotionally intense imagery• Best known for his “Women” series
  32. 32. • Woman V, 1952-3• Woman III, 1953• Woman, I (1950-52)

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