A Closer Look At… Abstract Expressionism


jackson pollockMoving firmly away from the past, works of art that culminate to create the movement we call Abstract Expression focus primarily on the notions of the ‘new’ and the active role of the artist. With paintings on a canvas no longer consumed by a series of pictorial representations or narrative tales, audiences in the early 1940s found themselves exposed to works of art that used the canvas as a platform for an event more so than a surface of depiction. Situated primarily in the heart of New York City the movement of art, which had previously been rooted in Europe, began to place America on the map as the new center of the western art world. With artists such

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