Update

You are looking at 1-20 of 1,155 entries  for:

  • All: Abstract Expressionism x
clear all

View:

Overview

Abstract Expressionism

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 ...

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism   Reference library

Erika Doss

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

...Politics of Modernism: From Regionalism to Abstract Expressionism . Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991. Gibson, Ann Eden . Abstract Expressionism: Other Politics . New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1997. Landau, Ellen G. Reading Abstract Expressionism: Context and Critique . New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2005. Leja, Michael . Reframing Abstract Expressionism: Subjectivity and Painting in the 1940s . New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1993. Polcari, Stephen . Abstract Expressionism and the Modern Experience . Cambridge, U.K.:...

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism   Reference library

Erika Doss

The Oxford Companion to United States History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
751 words

...Abstract Expressionism remained a major point of departure for artistic and critical explorations, from the process art of Eva Hesse ( 1936–1970 ) to the 1980s movement of Neo-Expressionism. See also Fifties, The ; Painting: To 1945 ; Painting: Since 1945 . Dore Ashton , The New York School, A Cultural Reckoning , 1972. Michael Auping , ed., Abstract Expressionism: The Critical Developments , 1987. Erika Doss , Benton, Pollock, and the Politics of Modernism: From Regionalism to Abstract Expressionism , 1991. Stephen Polcari , Abstract Expressionism...

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism   Quick reference

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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
179 words

... Expressionism 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 self-expression. Abstract Expressionism was more of an attitude than a style, drew on many historical sources from Van Gogh to Matisse and Kandinsky , and embraced a wide variety of paintings ranging from the drip paintings of Jackson Pollock to the intensely coloured floating shapes of Mark Rothko . Although the term had been known since the...

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
675 words

...) her Art of This Century gallery was the main showcase for Abstract Expressionism during its formative period. The most famous Abstract Expressionist is Jackson Pollock , whose explosive Action Painting best sums up the movement, but the work of other leading exponents was sometimes neither abstract (the leering Women of de Kooning ) nor expressionist (the serene visions of Rothko ). Even allowing for these wide differences, however, there are certain qualities that are basic to most Abstract Expressionist painting: the preference for working on a large...

Abstract expressionism

Abstract expressionism   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
1,450 words

...art during succeeding decades. The New York School , which extended and modified abstract expressionism’s achievements through the 1950s and beyond, demonstrated the power of the new approach to generate fresh options. Never a formal movement, abstract expressionism coalesced among painters who knew each other and interacted socially as well as aesthetically. The major abstract expressionists developed distinct, individualistic approaches, related less by style than by shared ambition for their art and rejection of existing models, which they found...

abstract expressionism

abstract expressionism   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
107 words

... expressionism Mainly US art movement in which the creative process itself is examined and explored. It is neither wholly abstract nor wholly expressionist. The term originally applied to paintings created ( 1945–55 ) by about 15 artists from the New York School. Although very different in temperament and style, these individuals shared a fascination with surrealism as well as other progressive European styles. Towards the early 1950s, two distinct groups emerged with Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock heading the most aggressive trend (loosely...

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Western Art

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
675 words

...an article in Art News in December 1952 , Harold Rosenberg described them as ‘Action Painters’, a label which was rapidly taken up, and which signalled the end of Abstract Expressionism as a term applied to a specific group of artists working in New York. ‘Abstract Expressionism’ is now a stylistic label used generically like ‘Impressionism’. Robin Plummer Anfam, D. , Abstract Expressionism ...

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism   Reference library

Caroline A. Jones

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
4,787 words
Illustration(s):
2

...New York School: A Cultural Reckoning . New York: Viking, 1973. Auping, Michael , ed. Abstract Expressionism: The Critical Developments . New York: H.N. Abrams, 1987. Craven, David . Abstract Expressionism as Cultural Critique: Dissent during the McCarthy Period . New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Gibson, Ann Eden . Abstract Expressionism: Other Politics . New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1997. Gibson, Ann Eden . Issues in Abstract Expressionism: The Artist-Run Periodicals . Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMI Research Press, 1990. Greenberg, Clement...

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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

...fascination with Greenberg and the heroic first generation of Abstract Expressionists attests. See also Abstraction ; Expression Theory of Art ; Greenberg ; and Primitivism . Bibliography Ashton, Dore . The New York School: A Cultural Reckoning . New York, 1973. Auping, Michael , ed. Abstract Expressionism: The Critical Developments . New York, 1987. Gibson, Ann Eden . Issues in Abstract Expressionism: The Artist-Run Periodicals . Ann Arbor, 1990. Gibson, Ann Eden . Abstract Expressionism: Other Politics . New Haven, 1997. Greenberg, Clement . The...

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
4,848 words
Illustration(s):
2

..., ed.: American Images: Photography, 1945–80 (London, 1985) M. Auping , ed.: Abstract Expressionism: The Critical Developments (New York, 1987) D. Shapiro and C. Shapiro , eds: Abstract Expressionism: A Critical Record (Cambridge, 1989) D. Anfam : Abstract Expressionism (London, 1990) C. Ross : Abstract Expressionism: Creators and Critics (New York, 1990) S. Polcari : Abstract Expressionism and the Modern Experience , (Cambridge, 1991) Abstract Expressionism: Works on Paper: Selections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (exh. cat. by L. M....

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
613 words

...freedom of expression. The stylistic roots of Abstract Expressionism are complex, but despite its name it owed more to Surrealism —with its stress on automatism and intuition—than to Expressionism : a direct source of inspiration came from the European Surrealists who took refuge in the USA during the Second World War. The most famous Abstract Expressionist is Jackson Pollock , whose explosive Action Painting best sums up the movement, but the work of other leading exponents was sometimes neither abstract (the leering Women of de Kooning ) nor...

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
1,189 words

...the determination to produce a North American brand of modern art, distinct from European models. Further Reading Anfam , Abstract Expressionism (1990) D. Ashton , American Art Since 1945 (1982) T. J. Clark , ‘In Defence of Abstract Expressionism’, October , no. 69 (summer 1994) F. Frascina (ed.), Pollock and After (2000) Sandler , Abstract Expressionism (1970) D. and C. Shapiro (eds.), Abstract Expressionism: A Critical Record ...

Abstract expressionism

Abstract expressionism   Reference library

Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011

... expressionism . The dominant movement in US painting in the late 1940s and 1950s, characterized by the conveying of powerful emotions through the sensuous qualities of paint. The term was originally used in 1919 to describe certain paintings by Wassily Kandinsky ( 1866–1944 ), but in its current sense was first used by Robert Coates , art critic of The New Yorker , in 1946 . Leading artists of the genre were Jackson Pollock ( 1912–56 ), Willem de Kooning ( 1904–97 ), Clyfford Still ( 1904–80 ), Mark Rothko ( 1903–70 ), Barnett Newman (...

abstract expressionism

abstract expressionism noun   Reference library

The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
28 words
abstract expressionism

abstract expressionism noun   Quick reference

Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
82 words
abstract expressionism

abstract expressionism noun   Quick reference

New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
72 words
abstract expressionism

abstract expressionism noun   Reference library

The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
42 words
abstract expressionism

abstract expressionism noun   Reference library

Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
104 words
Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism  

Reference type:
Overview Page
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 huge size. ...
New American Painting

New American Painting  

Reference type:
Overview Page
A term used more or less synonymously with Abstract Expressionism. It was the title of an international touring exhibition launched by the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1958.

View: