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Modern art; abstract expressionism

Emerging in the 1940s and 1950s, Abstract Expressionism was the first truly American movement to impact internationally on the art world, shifting New York to the new epicentre from Paris. Taking inspiration from the spontaneous and subconscious creative ideals within Surrealism, the movement was also informed by the intense emotions of German Expressionism, and the […]

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Key abstract expressionist artists

Abstract expressionism dramatically shifted the centre of the modern art world from Paris to New York. Drawing on the automatism ideas of the surrealists, abstract expressionist artists also took inspiration from futurism, Bauhaus, and crystal cubism and threw out figurative subjects entirely, as artists focused on ideas like expressing the feeling of things, the atmosphere, […]

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More Modern Art movement leaders

In our continuing series of blogs on some of the greatest artists from the modern art movement, we take a brief look over the careers of five more of the greats. Abstract expressionists Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko, symbolist artist Gustav Klimt, surrealist artist RenĂ© Magritte, and the great outsider who often goes ignored […]

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Five more defining Modern Art artists

Modern Art’s explosion of diverse creativity, experimentation, and new styles led to a phenomenal number of art movements which each had its stand out practitioners. We covered some of the biggest names and early drivers of the scene in our last Modern Art blog including Picasso, Matisse, Dali, Warhol, and Van Gogh, but any listing […]

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Modern art history, pt 2

Post World War 1 and the inter-war years in modern art Whatever positivity and sense of fun experimentation had preceded the war began to tarnish and fade; anti-art movements such as dadaism emerged with artists like Duchamp, which sought to not so much change art as flip it entirely away from what had gone before. […]

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