By: Tori Veltri, Maddy Salo, & Emily                 Lundh
Definition• A movement embracing many individual styles  marked in common by freedom of technique,  a preference for drama...
History• Started in New York in 1940’s• New York School:  – Artists wanted to express feelings about World    War II  – Ma...
Influences•   Abstractionism & Expressionism•   Surrealism•   Great Depression•   World War Two•   Holocaust
Features• Pieces of art are very large• Applied paint expressively• No realistic subject• Expression of feelings and emoti...
TypesAction Painting             Colorfield Painting• Not carefully applied     • Carefully painted• Applied paint roughly...
• January 28, 1912, born in Cody, Wyoming• 1930, moved to New York• 1935, he started work on the WPA Federal Art  Project ...
Going West, 1934-1935
Blue (Moby Dick) 1943
Full Fathom Five 1947
Autumn Rhythm 1950
Number 14 1951
Convergence 1952
Willem de Kooning     •   1904- Born in Rotterdam, Netherlands     •   Left home at 12 to work at a design &         decor...
Pink Angels 1945
Woman 1 1950-52
…Whose Name was Writ in Water          1975
Mark Rothko•   Born in Russia, moved to New York•   Started as a surrealist•   Part of the New York School•   Style: Color...
Slow Swirl at the End of the Sea (1943)
Orange andYellow (1956)
Red on Maroon    (1959)
Seagram Murals
Untitled (1969)
Rothko Chapel
Louise Nevelson• Born in 1899 in the Ukraine and moved to  Maine in 1905 with her father• Gave found objects a “spiritual ...
Sky Cathedral (1982) by Louise Nevelson
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Abstract expressionism[1] (1)

  1. 1. By: Tori Veltri, Maddy Salo, & Emily Lundh
  2. 2. Definition• A movement embracing many individual styles marked in common by freedom of technique, a preference for dramatically large canvases, and a desire to give spontaneous expression to the unconscious.
  3. 3. History• Started in New York in 1940’s• New York School: – Artists wanted to express feelings about World War II – Main Artists: Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, & Mark Rothko – First U.S. movement to become famous
  4. 4. Influences• Abstractionism & Expressionism• Surrealism• Great Depression• World War Two• Holocaust
  5. 5. Features• Pieces of art are very large• Applied paint expressively• No realistic subject• Expression of feelings and emotions• Trying to depict the subconscious mind• Same attitude about art but not technique or style• Expresses universal emotions
  6. 6. TypesAction Painting Colorfield Painting• Not carefully applied • Carefully painted• Applied paint roughly • Intense squares of color• Personal expression • Few colors• Paint is spontaneously • Large fields of flat, solid dribbled, splashed or color spread across or smeared onto the canvas stained into the canvas • Areas of unbroken surface and a flat picture plane
  7. 7. • January 28, 1912, born in Cody, Wyoming• 1930, moved to New York• 1935, he started work on the WPA Federal Art Project as a painter• 1937, began psychiatric treatment for alcoholism• 1943, Pollocks first one-man art show in New York• 1945, Pollock married Lee Krasner• 1947, Pollock developed the "dripping" process• August 11, 1956, died in East Hampton, New York
  8. 8. Going West, 1934-1935
  9. 9. Blue (Moby Dick) 1943
  10. 10. Full Fathom Five 1947
  11. 11. Autumn Rhythm 1950
  12. 12. Number 14 1951
  13. 13. Convergence 1952
  14. 14. Willem de Kooning • 1904- Born in Rotterdam, Netherlands • Left home at 12 to work at a design & decorating firm • Depicted the human form using different methods • Work was constantly changing • At the age of 20 he traveled to America as a stowaway • Influenced by Picasso, Cubism, Surrealism, & Dadaism • Gestural Abstraction • Worked on Women Series for 30 years • Died of Alzheimers in 1997 at age 92
  15. 15. Pink Angels 1945
  16. 16. Woman 1 1950-52
  17. 17. …Whose Name was Writ in Water 1975
  18. 18. Mark Rothko• Born in Russia, moved to New York• Started as a surrealist• Part of the New York School• Style: Color field paintings• Avoided subjects• Transcendental Experience• Mentally unstable
  19. 19. Slow Swirl at the End of the Sea (1943)
  20. 20. Orange andYellow (1956)
  21. 21. Red on Maroon (1959)
  22. 22. Seagram Murals
  23. 23. Untitled (1969)
  24. 24. Rothko Chapel
  25. 25. Louise Nevelson• Born in 1899 in the Ukraine and moved to Maine in 1905 with her father• Gave found objects a “spiritual life” inspired by feminism• Grouped wood together into monochromatic cubist structures
  26. 26. Sky Cathedral (1982) by Louise Nevelson

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