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Abstract (Noman Ali)


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Abstract (Noman Ali)

  1. 1. B S R T A A C T E X P R E S S I O N I S M Noman Ali Started in 1940’s
  2. 2. Prominent Artists Jackson Pollock’s “Blue Poles” (1952) Willem de Kooning (1975) Franz Kline’s “Painting Number 2” (1954) Fuller Potter (1969) Philip Guston (1958)
  3. 3. What is Abstract Expressionism? <ul><li>Abstract art is all about what the artist feels and what mood they might want to portray </li></ul><ul><li>Most people say that no matter what mood you’re in, you can look at a piece of abstract art and still be able to relate to it in some way </li></ul><ul><li>Abstract art is all shapes, no real-life images, scenery, or objects </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Started in the years right after World War II </li></ul><ul><li>A small group of painters from New York City founded the art movement </li></ul><ul><li>Mainly influenced by the previous surrealism art movement with more spontaneous creations </li></ul>When and how did it start?
  5. 5. What caused it to happen? <ul><li>There are different opinions on how it all started </li></ul><ul><li>Some say the movement was influenced by Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky </li></ul><ul><li>Others say it was because people stopped tolerating the social realism artists after the war and instead switched to abstraction </li></ul>
  6. 6. What are the roots? <ul><li>The roots of the movement are considered to be in New York City, mainly, but other American cities such as San Francisco, California are recognized as well because of the branches of the New York art schools being placed there </li></ul><ul><li>Roots of the actual concept of abstract art are usually said to have come from the work of Kandinsky in Russia </li></ul>
  7. 7. Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) <ul><li>Moved to New York to study at the Art Students League </li></ul><ul><li>Worked for the Federal Art Project from 1938-1942 </li></ul><ul><li>Invented the “drip” technique </li></ul><ul><li>Artist of the most expensive painting in the world in 2006, “No. 5” (1948), that sold for $140,000,000 </li></ul>Jackson Pollock’s “Blue Poles” Number 11 (1952)
  8. 8. Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) <ul><li>Born in the Netherlands and later moved to Manhattan in 1927 </li></ul><ul><li>Became friends with art critic John D. Graham and painter Arshile Gorky who got him started with painting abstraction </li></ul><ul><li>Became famous for his impact on the abstract expressionism movement in the 1940’s and was recognized as a leader of it in the 1950’s </li></ul>Willem de Kooning Untitled XII (1975)
  9. 9. Franz Kline (1910-1962) <ul><li>Recognized as a very “spontaneous” painter, focusing not on figures or images, but rather on brush strokes and use of the canvas </li></ul><ul><li>Most famous for his black and white paintings, which some say reference to Japanese calligraphy </li></ul><ul><li>Most modern architecture is said to be modeled after Kline’s works </li></ul>Franz Kline’s “Painting Number 2” (1954)
  10. 10. Fuller Potter (1910-1990) <ul><li>Painted landscapes and portraits until he met Jackson Pollock in 1950 and permanently changed his style of painting to abstract </li></ul><ul><li>Never used the “drip” method like Pollock did, but instead put a lot of paint on the brush at once and applied it liberally and aggressively to the canvas </li></ul>Fuller Potter, Arrival, (1969)
  11. 11. <ul><li>Philip Guston </li></ul><ul><li>Untitled </li></ul><ul><li>(1958) </li></ul>Philip Guston (1913-1980)
  12. 12. Work Cited