Art History

Expressive meaning stressing emotions and individual

feelings more than design and formalism. The term Abstract Expressionism

was first used in 1919 to describe certain paintings of Kandinsky and also

found its roots in him. Artists went off in individual directions and developed

Artists from Europe, settled in New York and began teaching. They

and their students, were the instigators of abstract expressionism. Although

American Abstract Expressionism, or the New York School, is as diverse as

the artists involved, two main tendencies may be noted. The first is that of

the action painters, concerned in different ways with the gestures of the brush

and the texture of the paint. The other group consisted

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