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date: 20 September 2020

Abstract expressionism 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists
Author(s):

Ann Lee Morgan

A form of art, predominately painting, characterized by large scale, nonrepresentational and nongeometric form, painterly technique, and asymmetrical, relational composition. Originating in New York during the 1940s, it soon became recognized as the leading form of advanced art. Although rooted in earlier European abstraction and surrealism, it represents the first American style to set an international standard of originality and accomplishment. Abstract expressionism initiated New York’s replacement of Paris as the world center of contemporary art during succeeding decades. The ... ...

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