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Abstract Expressionism 1

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Abstract Expressionism 1

  1. 1. Abstract Expressionism<br />1946 – 1960 <br />
  2. 2. What is Abstract Expressionism?<br />
  3. 3. 1940-1960<br />
  4. 4. "To us, art is an adventure into an unknown world of the imagination which is fancy-free and violently opposed to common sense. There is no such thing as a good painting about nothing. We assert that the subject is critical." - New York Times (June 1943), Gottlieb, Rothko, and Newman<br />
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  6. 6. Abstract Expressionism is…<br />Spontaneous<br />
  7. 7. Number 28, 1950, Jackson Pollock<br />
  8. 8. Jackson Pollack <br />Drip and Pour<br />
  9. 9. Abstract Expressionism is…<br />The Inner Psyche <br />
  10. 10. Woman, 1950Willem de Kooning<br />
  11. 11. Abstract Expressionism is…<br />Unconventional<br />
  12. 12. Adolph GottliebPink Ground, 1972<br />
  13. 13. Abstract Expressionism is…<br />informal<br />
  14. 14. No. 13 (White, Red, on Yellow), 1958Mark Rothko<br />Rothko said, "I paint big to be intimate." The notion is toward the personal (authentic expression of the individual) rather than the grandiose. <br />
  15. 15. Abstract Expressionism is…<br />Energetic Gesture<br />
  16. 16. Black Reflections, 1959Franz Kline <br />
  17. 17. Now it’s your turn! <br />
  18. 18. The Artists <br />
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  20. 20. Citations <br />http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/abex/hd_abex.htm (Accessed 27 March 2010). <br />

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