Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism, dominant in post-World War II America, emphasized spontaneous, gestural abstraction and emotional expression. Pioneered by artists like Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, the movement rejected traditional representation in favor of large-scale canvases filled with dynamic brushstrokes. Abstract Expressionists believed in the individual’s unique expression and the transformative power of art. The movement played a crucial role in establishing New York as a leading center for contemporary art and paved the way for subsequent artistic developments.

  1. Jackson Pollock
  2. Willem de Kooning
  3. Mark Rothko
  4. Franz Kline
  5. Clyfford Still
  6. Robert Motherwell
  7. Helen Frankenthaler
  8. Barnett Newman
  9. Ad Reinhardt
  10. Lee Krasner
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