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see abstract expressionismabstract expressionism,
movement of abstract painting that emerged in New York City during the mid-1940s and attained singular prominence in American art in the following decade; also called action painting and the New York school.
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action painting

a development of abstract expressionism evolved in the 1940s, characterized by broad vigorous brush strokes and accidental effects of thrown, smeared, dripped, or spattered paint
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While observing Pollock's action paintings, we explored the relationship between various types of line.
Fourth and fifth grade students were challenged to work outside in cooperative learning groups and to use Jackson Pollock's technique of action painting.
The works that comprise Tantric Paintings are succinct effloresences of color and line, dispersed in sharply executed, flowing strokes and organomorphic shapes--a sort of spare, controlled form of Action painting, with color values selected to maximum dynamic effect.
Of interest in this section is also Picchione's discussion of the philosophical context of phenomenology that informs Giuliani's work, and the numerous comparisons that he establishes between the neoavanguardia and Futurism, Imagism, Abstract Expressionism, Action Painting, and Informal Music.
Other icons lead to photos of the Alsop studio, the staff, the master at work on an action painting involving thrown paint and somebody's wall, management procedures and the office design approach which is called just that and not, praise the lord, 'practice philosophy'.
Harris brings a fierce physicality to his portrayal of Jackson Pollock's action painting sessions as well as to the manic-depressive alcoholic's frightening rages.
If you've ever seen someone famous depositing an instant action painting on the pavement, or even urinating, drop me a line at Celebrity Indisposition, c/o The Mirror.
His work seems academic with super realism of abstraction and action painting.
Kaprow had been drawn to the work of the Abstract Expressionists and the idea of action painting.
And whilst her paint is always free flowing and gestural it never lapses into the well worn macho clichs of action painting.
Taking action painting to its extreme, Jackson and Ackermann truly form a happening pair.

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