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Monday, January 7, 2013

Monday Morning Museum: Abstract Expressionism – Action Painting


Action Painting – Primarily in New York City from the 1940s to the 1960s

Action painting sometimes called "gestural abstraction", is a style of painting in which paint is spontaneously dribbled, splashed or smeared onto the canvas, rather than being carefully applied. The resulting work often emphasizes the physical act of painting itself as an essential aspect of the finished work or concern of its artist. – Wikipedia.org
In addition to Willem de Kooning (see art example below), major Action Painting artists are Philip Guston, Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock.

In the Sky, 1982 by Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)

Medium: Offset Lithograph Poster
Size: 26 in. x 30.5 in. (66.04 cm x 77.47 cm

Last Monday’s Artist – Filippo Lippi
Next Monday’s Art – Color Field Painting

Top of post: "Action" graphic created by Adrean Darce Brent
Below: “Monday Morning Museum” logo created by Adrean Darce Brent

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