Abstract Expressionism: Works on Paper; Selections from The Metropolitan Museum

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9780870996573: Abstract Expressionism: Works on Paper; Selections from The Metropolitan Museum

Abstract Expressionist artists are best known for their paintings and sculptures, many of them large-scale works. This volume deals exclusively with smaller, more intimate works on paper, providing insights about the routes that led to the Abstract Expressionists' important accomplishments.

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Most abstract expressionists are best known for their large-scale paintings and sculptures. This book presents a more intimate view of the work of such artists as de Kooning, Rothko, Pollock, and Motherwell by exploring their smaller works on paper. These less well-known pieces help explain their more famous counterparts. The details and nuance of the works are visible in the well-executed reproductions. The Metropolitan Museum's assistant curator of 20th-century art has written an interesting and informative essay about the importance of drawing in an artists' oeuvre that is an excellent accompaniment to the book's visual elements.

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Lisa Mintz Messinger is associate curator and Gary Tinterow is Englehard Curator in Charge in the Department of 19th-Century, Modern, and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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