An essay by Ronnie Landfield.
What is Lyrical Abstraction? What is Colorfield Painting? What is Minimal Art? What is Abstract Expressionism? What is the difference between Lyrical Abstraction and Colorfield Painting? Why did so many painters change their work between 1965 and 1975? What is the relationship between separate generations and cultures and between individual artists? How specifically did these artists interact and how did the ideas in the works interrelate? Is there an American aesthetic or is painting like mathematics an international language? Finally, are these paintings relevant and what power and meaning do these works of art have?
Some answers in "Lyrical Abstraction...a Definition": http://www.abstract-art.com/abstraction/l5_wordings_fldr/l1_lyr_abst_proposal.html
--Joaquín Martínez 09:00, 30 November 2009 (EST)