Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Abstract Expressionism

This 3'x4' painting of mine is one of my favorites (and just my luck, I don't have enough wall space to hang it). It was all about the energy and the contemplative void it was created within. I need some more big canvasses. If you ABSOLUTELY must have this piece, it's price tag is a mere $1,000 (hey, maybe some rich art collector person will happen on my blog; z'worth a shot). ;)


"A painting movement in which artists typically applied paint rapidly, and with force to their huge canvases in an effort to show feelings and emotions, painting gesturally, non-geometrically, sometimes applying paint with large brushes, sometimes dripping or even throwing it onto canvas.

Their work is characterized by a strong dependence on what appears to be accident and chance, but which is actually highly planned. Some Abstract Expressionist artists were concerned with adopting a peaceful and mystical approach to a purely abstract image.

Usually there was no effort to represent subject matter. Not all work was abstract, nor was all work expressive, but it was generally believed that the spontaneity of the artists' approach to their work would draw from and release the creativity of their unconscious minds.

The expressive method of painting was often considered as important as the painting itself." -Artlex.com

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