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    Abstract Expressionism "New needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements ... the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture." Jackson Pollock Rarely has such a massive transfer of influence has ever touched the world as did in the Paris to New York shift of the 1940's and 1950's. All of the characters of American art were

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    In The beginning, Abstract expressionism came upon at an earlier time than Pop art. During this time Abstract Expressionism was well-defined because this art didn’t have any clear view of any objects or people.Abstract Expressionist looked at paintings as paint and not as people. They also came to conclusion that when creating a type of art in a certain field, that you should only focus on the field that you created. The ending results were not determined by the artist it was to be viewed and discussed

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    abstract expressionism It was a full 170 years after Americans had their political revolution that they won an aesthetic revolution. American art to get rid of its inhibiting mechanisms- provincialism, over-dependence on European sources, and an indifferent public- and liberate itself into a quality and expressive force equal to, or exceeding that of art produced anywhere within the period. Few would argue that the painting and sculpture that emerged from the so-called New York School in the

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    Abstract Expressionism Abstract Expressionism started in America as a post World War II art movement. It was the first art movement that arose from America and put New York at the center of the art world. The term Abstract Expressionism was first applied to American art in 1946 by art critic Robert Coates. It is most commanly said that Surealism is it’s predecessor because of the use of spontaneous, automatic and subconscious creations. Abstract Expressionism gets its name from the combining

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    Abstract Expressionism is making its comeback within the art world. Coined as an artist movement in the 1940’s and 1950’s, at the New York School, American Abstract Expressionist began to express many ideas relevant to humanity and the world around human civilization. However, the subject matters, contributing to artists, were not meant to represent the ever-changing world around them. Rather, how the world around them affected the artist themselves. The works swayed by such worldly influences

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    Abstract Expressionism "What about the reality of the everyday world and the reality of painting? They are not the same realities. What is this creative thing that you have struggled to get and where did it come from? What reference or value does it have, outside of the painting itself?" Ad Reinhardt, in a group discussion at Studio 35, in 1950. My essay starts with the origin and the birth of this great expression in the twentieth century. This movement not only touched painting, it

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    Abstract Expressionism and Frank O’Hara’s Writing While researching everything about American cotemporary poet Frank O’Hara, it became very apparent that art was a driving force in both his personal life and his professional writing career. This can be proved by merely trying to find information about him in the literature section in a library. Only his collected poems can be found, but much more information about Frank O’Hara can be found in the art section. Many art books dedicate entire

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    Willem de Kooning was known as one of the major artists of the Abstract Expressionism period. In the post World War II era, de Kooning painted in the style that is referred to as Abstract expressionism, Action painting, and the New York School. Like all Modern art, the intent of these forms of art was not to produce beauty, but critical reflection. The intent was to awaken in the viewer a recognition of the specific, usually social or political, concern of the artist (New World, 2008). De Kooning

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    American Realism popular at the time, Abstract Expressionists sought a new form of expression that would allow the flow of their own emotion onto the canvas. They achieved this by rejecting the traditions of illusionistic painting in favor of their own individual mark. Abstract Expressionists chose to express their emotions through action, directly onto their canvases, or by explorations with color, leaving no recognizable images or figuration. Many Abstract Expressionists threw fine art methods

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    in Minnesota and Minneapolis. His mother was a painter and from a young age, she encouraged him to have an artistic interest. Rosenquist began his art studies at the University of Minnesota in 1952 where he studied under Cameron Booth, an American Abstract Expressionist. During the summers he would paint gas stations signs, storage tanks, and grain silos to make a little money. After college he worked for a billboard company, painting a variety of advertisements across towns. He painted above almost

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