abstract expressionist

abstract expressionist
noun or adjective see abstract expressionism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • abstract expressionism — abstract expressionist. (sometimes caps.) a movement in experimental, nonrepresentational painting originating in the U.S. in the 1940s, with sources in earlier movements, and embracing many individual styles marked in common by freedom of… …   Universalium

  • Abstract expressionism — Although the term abstract expressionism was first applied to American art in 1946 by the art critic Robert Coates, it had been first used in Germany in 1919 in the magazine Der Sturm , regarding German Expressionism. In the USA, Alfred Barr was… …   Wikipedia

  • Abstract Expressionism — noun a New York school of painting characterized by freely created abstractions; the first important school of American painting to develop independently of European styles (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑action painting • Hypernyms: ↑artistic movement, ↑art… …   Useful english dictionary

  • abstract — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. theoretical, metaphysical; abstruse, recondite. v. excerpt (from); remove, steal. n. compendium, summary, epitome, précis, abridgment. See supposition, stealing, shortness.Ant., restore; combine;… …   English dictionary for students

  • abstract expressionism — noun a development of abstract art which aimed at subjective emotional expression with particular emphasis on spontaneous creativity (e.g. action painting). Derivatives abstract expressionist noun & adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Expressionist architecture — in Barcelonaby Antoni Gaudi 1906 10] Expressionist architecture was an architectural movement that developed in Europe during the first decades of the 20th century in parallel with the expressionist visual and performing arts. The term… …   Wikipedia

  • Abstract art — Kazimir Malevich, Black Square, c. 1913 Abstract art uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world.[1] Western art had been, from the… …   Wikipedia

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