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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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2010
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Art & Architecture
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179 words
A description generally applied to aspects of modern American painting in the late 1940s and early 1950s which were concerned both with the various forms of abstraction and with psychic ... More
Abstract Expressionism

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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2003
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Art & Architecture
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675 words

The origins of the term are obscure, but it is used to describe the ethos shared by a group of

Abstract Expressionism

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
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Art & Architecture
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675 words
The dominant movement in American painting in the late 1940s and 1950s, characterized by a desire to convey powerful emotions through the sensuous qualities of paint, often on canvases of ... More
Abstract Expressionism

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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2011
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Art & Architecture
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Term applied to a movement in American painting that flourished in the 1940s and 1950s, sometimes referred to as the

Abstract Expressionism

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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4,219 words

The art movement known as Abstract Expressionism was characterized by gestural and/or nonobjective paintings and direct-welded metal sculptures. Also known

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