9783836513852

Abstract Expressionism (25)

Hess, Barbara

ISBN 10: 3836513854 / 3-8365-1385-4
ISBN 13: 9783836513852
Publisher: TASCHEN America Llc
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Hardcover
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"Abstract expressionism" refers to the non-representational use of form and color as a means of expression that emerged in America in the 1940s, largely thanks to the innovative work of Arshile Gorky. Interestingly, abstract expressionism is considered to be the first art movement originating in America to have a worldwide influence. Two very different sub-categories of the movement developed: "action painting" (exemplified notably by Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock) and "color field painting," made most famous by Mark Rothko. Abstract expressionists strove to express pure emotion directly on canvas, via color and especially texture (the surface quality of the brushstroke), by embracing "accidents," and celebrating painting itself as a communicative action.



Featured artists: William Baziotes, Helen Frankenthaler, Arshile Gorky, Adolph Gottlieb, Philip Guston, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, David Smith, Theodoros Stamos, Clyfford Still, Mark Tobey, Bradley Walter Tomlin

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Artists featured: William Baziotes, Helen Frankenthaler, Arshile Gorky, Adolph Gottlieb, Philip Guston, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, David Smith, Theodoros Stamos, Clyfford Still, Mark Tobey, Bradley Walter Tomlin.

TASCHEN's Basic Art movement and genre series: each book includes a detailed introduction with approximately 30 photographs, plus a timeline of the most important events (political, cultural, scientific, sporting, etc.) that took place during the time period. The body of the book contains a selection of the most important works of the epoch; each is presented on a 2-page spread with a full-page image and, on the facing page, a description/interpretation of the work, a reference work, portrait of the artist, quotes, and biographical information.

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Book Description: TASCHEN, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. (25th Anniversary Special Edition). (Basic Art series). Abstract Expressionism - the non-representational use of paint as a means of personal expression emerged in America in the 1940s, inspired primarily by the innovative work of Arshile Gorky. Abstract Expression subsequently spawned two very different sub-categories: action-painting (Jackson Pollock, Wilhelm De Kooning) and color field painting (Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still). This survey discusses and presents the lives and works of some twenty artists of the abstract expressionist school, providing a detailed chronological summary of each's life & work. Approximately 100 color illustrations with explanatory captions. 96p. Bookseller Inventory # 1184349

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