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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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Combining the shape studies of Matisse's cutouts and the action painting of Pollock resulted in marvelous "action collages.
This man was no oracle of action painting channeling the slap and dash of the modern spirit, the photos argue, but rather a calculating genius committed to meticulous construction and detached consideration.
One felt at once seduced and a little wary: Is Nitsche offering us a fresh take on action painting or just a graphic makeover?
Francis, to the contrary, frequently overthought the way his quasi action paintings would adjust to his formats, and practically everything he painted after 1959 has a slight, but pervasive, art director's air about it.
A third series of large-scale and technicolor photographs evokes gestural abstract painting--in particular the luridly-colored action paintings of Sam Francis.

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