abstract expressionism

abstract expressionism
noun Usage: often capitalized A&E Date: 1951 an artistic movement of the mid-20th century comprising diverse styles and techniques and emphasizing especially an artist's liberty to convey attitudes and emotions through nontraditional and usually nonrepresentational means • abstract expressionist noun or adjective, often capitalized A&E

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