The last major collective Abstract Expressionism exhibition in the UK took place in 1959. This publication, and the exhibition it accompanies, examines the origins of the movement and seeks to re-evaluate it, recognising its complex and fluid reality, and encompassing sculptors as well as some of the most famous painters of the twentieth century.
Author: David Anfam
Publisher: Royal Academy Books
Release Date: 2016-11-08
In 1946 the art critic Robert Coates, writing in The New Yorker, first used the term 'Abstract Expressionism'. The two words combine the emotional intensity of the German Expressionists with the anti-figurative aesthetic of the European Abstract schools. Although they were being painted by then little-known artists working in low-rent studio space, works of Abstract Expressionist art now dominate the walls of major museums. The last major collective Abstract Expressionism exhibition to have taken place in the UK occurred in 1959. This bold publication, and the exhibition it accompanies, seeks to redress the balance and re‑evaluate the movement, recognising its complex and fluid reality, and encompassing sculptors such as David Smith and photographers such as Aaron Siskind as well as some of the most famous painters of the twentieth century.
Author: David Anfam
Release Date: 2015-08-01
Abstract Expressionism is the most important art movement since the Second World War. Although it is often considered a revolution in painting alone for the images created by such leading figures as Jackson Pollock, Clyfford Still, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko remain altogether extraordinary its radical spirit extended further, encompassing the sculpture of David Smith and Aaron Siskinds photography. Along with other key artists such as Barnett Newman and Franz Kline, these artists formed a nucleus united not just against the tensions of American society from the 1930s onwards, but also in their aim to forge diverse new visual languages. David Anfam explores the movement in terms of its political implications and rich cultural contexts, bringing many fresh insights to the works themselves. Taking into account a wealth of scholarship, this new edition also has nearly one hundred works reproduced in colour.
Author: Gabriel Pérez-Barriero
Publisher: Royal Academy Books
Release Date: 2014-11-04
The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) is the foremost collection of geometric abstract art from Latin America. From the 1930s through the 1970s distinct artistic movements emerged in the cities of Montevideo, Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Caracas that explored innovative forms of expression reflecting the new optimism sweeping the continent. This volume explores the ways in which the artists of these cities heralded the promise of a bright, modern future by creating a commensurate visual language to capture this positive spirit.
Extensively illustrated, this publication includes an essay by Edith Devaney, Contemporary Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts and co-curator of the recent Abstract Expressionism exhibition, examining the development of Milton Avery?s career and his influence within the canon of American art. Additional commentary examines Avery?s only visit to Europe, in 1952, and pairings of Avery?s oils and related works on paper.00Exhibition: Victoria Miro Mayfair, London, UK (07.06.-29.07.2017).
Author: Dean Sobel
Release Date: 2012
" ... Offers intimate views written by each of his daughters Sandra L. Still Campbell and Diane Still Knox, providing insight into Still's personal life, and recounting how Still's collections came to Denver from the artist's home in Maryland. Clyfford Still Museum Director Dean Sobel chronicles the origins of the new museum and the complex process of securing the collections, creating this museum, and unveiling Still's works. Art historian David Anfam gives a scholarly and critical perspective of Still, made possible by the opening of the museum. Richly illustrated, this ... volume includes highlights of the collection--monumental paintings, works on paper, and Still's only sculptures--as well as archival materials"--Jacket, page .
Author: Gary Tinterow
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Abstract expressionism
An exhibition organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art of the Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection which comprises sixty-three modern paintings, sculptures and works on paper by fifty artists. The Abstract Expressionist paintings that form the heart of this collection were nearly all created in New York City.
Author: Jane Livingston
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2002
This exquisitely illustrated volume and the exhibition that it accompanies restore Joan Mitchell to her rightful place in the history of American artists--one of the few women among the first-rank Abstract Expressionist painters. 145 illustrations, 85 in color.
Author: Norbert Wolf
Release Date: 2004
During the first two decades of the 20th century, many artists famously experimented with nonrepresentational expression. Taking cues from ideas hinted as by artists such as El Greco, Goya, Van Gogh, and Munch, Expressionists sought to transform reality rather than depict it in any sort of literal fashion. Egon Schiele, Max Beckmann, Paul Klee, and Wassily Kandinsky are among Expressionism's most famous exponents.