Abstract expressionism is a post–World War II art movement in American painting, developed in New York in the 1940s. I’m a big fan. Along with Cubism; my favourite movement.
Jackson Pollock is probably the most well known. My favourite is Mark Rothko (above). Absolutely love his work. If you ever get the chance to see it in person, do. It’s in person his work should be experienced.
Given my appreciation for Abstract Expressionism, I was really pleased to find out about the current exhibition (titled Abstract Expressionism) organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London with the collaboration of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
In their words:
Exploring an unparalleled period in American art, this long-awaited exhibition reveals the full breadth of a movement that will forever be associated with the boundless creative energy of 1950s New York.
Besides Pollock and Rothko, I’m now also a fan of Arshile Gorky, Glyfford Still, William de Kooning and Ad Reinhardt.
The Black Paintings by Reinhardt (below) definitely struck a chord and caused both reflection and change of pace.