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Abstract Expressionism Pp

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Abstract Expressionism Pp

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

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