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Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting

Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting

Author: Erin Aldana
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This lesson will explore Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting.

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Image Credits

Woman 5, Willem de Kooning. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kooning_woman_v.jpg, Arshile Gorky, The Liver is the ****'s Comb, Fair Use According to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gorky-The-Liver.jpg, Jackson Pollock, Autumn Rhythm, Fair Use According to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Autumn_Rhythm.jpg, Masson, Automatic Drawing, Fair Use according to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Masson_automatic_drawing.jpg , Jackson Pollock’s action painting technique, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jackson_Pollock%27s_drip_technique.jpeg, Mark Rothko, No 61,(Rust and Blue), Fair Use According to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:No_61_Mark_Rothko.jpg, Barnett Newman, Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Blue? 1966, Fair Use According to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Newman-Who%27s_Afraid_of_Red,_Yellow_and_Blue.jpg, Frankenthaler, Mountains and Sea, Fair Use according to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Frankenthaler_Helen_Mountains_and_Sea_1952.jpg, Antoni Tapies, Creative Commons, http://www.flickr.com/photos/xcaballe/1393023523/

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Abstract Expressionism

    An American art movement characterized by the application of paint through techniques that revealed the artist's process and feelings, including throwing paint on a canvas or dripping paint randomly.

  • Action Painting

    A style of abstract painting characterized by physical applications of paint, for example large smears, spilling, or splashes of paint onto a canvas.

  • Color Field Painting

    A style of abstract painting characterized by large sections of color on the canvas in geometric shapes and patterns.

  • Tachisme

    A style of abstract painting characterized by random brushwork, application of paint directly from the tube and doodling.

  • Gesture Painting

    A style of abstract expression painting that uses techniques to express temporal qualities.