Item description for Abstract Expressionism (Basic Art S.) by Barbara Hess & Uta Grosenick...
The language of paint "Abstract expressionism" refers to the non-representational use of form and color as a means of expression that emerged in America in the 1940s, largely thanks to the innovative work of Arshile Gorky. Interestingly, abstract expressionism is considered to be the first movement originating in America to have a worldwide influence. Two very different sub-categories of the movement developed: "action painting" (exemplified notably by Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock) and "color field painting," made most famous by Mark Rothko. Abstract expressionists strove to express pure emotion directly on canvas, via color and especially texture (the surface quality of the brushstroke), by embracing "accidents," and celebrating painting itself as a communicative action.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 7.25" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.78 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2005
ISBN 3822829706 ISBN13 9783822829707
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More About Barbara Hess & Uta Grosenick
Barbara Hess studied art history and romance languages in Cologne and Florence. Based in Cologne, she is a freelance author and translator and has written extensively on modern and contemporary art for magazines including Camera Austria, Flash Art, and Texte zur Kunst.