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  • 1.Abstract Expressionism By Samantha Jameel Abdullah Ayad Alex Theo

2. What is Abstract Expressionism?

  • movement of the mid-20th century , post WWII
  • comprising of diverse styles and techniques
  • emphasizing especially the artist's liberty to convey attitudes and emotions through nontraditional and usually nonrepresentational means.
  • Artist wants you to feel their art.

3. Two Types of Abstract Expressionist Art

  • Color Field Painting
  • Action Painting

4. Color Field Painting

  • 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.

Kenneth Noland, Beginning (1958) 5. Color Field Artists

  • Helen Frankenthaler
  • Kenneth Noland

6. Helen Frankenthaler

  • Major pioneer in color field painting.
  • Used soak and stain technique
  • Had worked as a cubist previously
  • Changed after seeing drip paintings by Jackson Pollock

7. Mountains and Sea (1952) -HelenFrankenthaler 8. Kenneth Noland

  • Pioneered the concept of hard edge art.
  • Consisted of relating sharply defined shapes to spaces on the canvas.
  • Severe bars in color divides space in a completely different way than action painting.
  • Position of object in painting is crucial to the visual reaction the viewer receives.

9. Bend Sinister (1964) -Kenneth Noland 10. Action Painting

  • Style where paint is spontaneously dribbled, splashed or smeared onto the canvas
  • The resulting work often shows the physical act of painting itself as an essential aspect of the finished work or concern of its artist.

11. The Action Painters!

  • Willem de Kooning
  • Jason Pollock

12. De Kooning

  • Did action paintings as well as sculptures.
  • One of the first abstract expressionists.
  • Less renown for his works than Pollock

13. Seated Woman on a Bench-1972 De Kooning 14. Jackson Pollock

  • Nicknamed Jack the Dripper
  • Pioneered the Abstract Expressionism movement.
  • The most famous of all the Abstract expressionists.
  • Specialized in drip paintings, is the face of Abstract Expressionism
  • Influenced by cubism, surrealism, and Kandinskys abstractions.

15. Nov. 5, 1948- Jackson Pollock

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