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Abstract expressionism-processes-and-materials


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Abstract expressionism-processes-and-materials

  1. 1. Abstract Expressionism
  2. 2. Processes and Materials ofAbstract Expressionist PaintingMoMA Abstract Expressionism
  3. 3. Jackson Pollock. One: Number 31, 1950. 1950MoMA Abstract ExpressionismQuestion: Is this abstract or figurative art ?
  4. 4. QuestionWhy an artist paints abstractly instead ofrepresentationally?Because abstract painters explored newways of creating art. They made large,abstract canvases and energetic andgestural lines.MoMA Abstract Expressionism
  5. 5. Take a close look at One: Number31, by Jackson Pollock• What words wouldyou use to describethis painting?• How would youdescribe the lines inthe painting?Jackson Pollock. One: Number 31. 1950MoMA Abstract Expressionism
  6. 6. Pollock painted withnontraditional materials
  7. 7. Commercial paints
  8. 8. Housepainter’s brushes
  9. 9. Paint cans
  10. 10. He squeezed paint from a tube
  11. 11. A brush
  12. 12. He painted with the canvas on the floor.What kind of gestures or movements do you thinkPollock made to make this painting?
  13. 13. Jackson Pollock incorporated unusual elementsinto this painting: Full Fathom Five
  15. 15. Create your own abstractexpressionist collage!• The collage has to feature a person
  16. 16. Create your own abstractexpressivits collage!
  17. 17. Create your own abstractexpressionist collage!• Cut out images of magazines and newspapers.• Think about your character, then come upwith a title.• Present it to your classmates.
  18. 18. Some examples