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'''Abstract Expressionism''' was an art movement which lasted from the late 1940s until the early 1950s.  The artists used free, often random, application of paint to create images with no tie to reality.  Abstract Expressionism is to art as [[Jazz]] is to [[Mozart]].  It went far outside the accepted traditions for art.  The best known abstract expressionists were [[Jackson Pollock]], [[Gorky]], and [[Willem de Kooning]].
 
'''Abstract Expressionism''' was an art movement which lasted from the late 1940s until the early 1950s.  The artists used free, often random, application of paint to create images with no tie to reality.  Abstract Expressionism is to art as [[Jazz]] is to [[Mozart]].  It went far outside the accepted traditions for art.  The best known abstract expressionists were [[Jackson Pollock]], [[Gorky]], and [[Willem de Kooning]].
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[[Image:Jackson Pollock.jpg|thumb|Jackson Pollock painting in his studio, Springs, New York, 1949]]
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Revision as of 23:39, 16 September 2008

Abstract Expressionism was an art movement which lasted from the late 1940s until the early 1950s. The artists used free, often random, application of paint to create images with no tie to reality. Abstract Expressionism is to art as Jazz is to Mozart. It went far outside the accepted traditions for art. The best known abstract expressionists were Jackson Pollock, Gorky, and Willem de Kooning.

Jackson Pollock painting in his studio, Springs, New York, 1949