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Abstract Expressionism

History of an Art Movement


on 19 February 2013

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Transcript of Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism
Art What is Abstract
Expressionism? Artists of
Abstract Expressionism Wassily Kandinsky Grace Hartigan Video: A look into the
works of Kandinsky Arshile Gorky Art History/Production
After viewing this Prezi and watching
the video on Kandinsky,
you will choose one Artist of the era ,
one of their paintings that you will
create a Prezi on, and critique with the
following provided sheets. You will
present it to the class. A painting movement founded in 1940. Artists applied paint rapidly, and with force to their huge canvases in an effort to show feelings and emotions, applying paint with large brushes, sometimes dripping or even throwing it onto canvas. Wassily Kandinsky 1922-08, American Abstract Expressionist painter
of the New York School in the 1950s. Arshile Gorky Grace Hartigan 1866-1944, Moscow, An influential Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting the first purely abstract works. Composition VII, 1913, Oil on canvas 1904-48, Armenian American painter, who had a seminal influence on Abstract Expressionism. His works were often speculated to have been informed by the suffering and loss he experienced of the Armenian Genocide. "One Year the Milkweed," 1944, oil on canvas 1969, "Venus Observed"
oil on canvas, 74"x74" For the first time, American artists became internationally important with their new vision and new artistic vocabulary.
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