Abst. Expressionism Paintings

  • Country
    Country
  • Style
    Style
  • Medium
    Medium
  • Subject
    Subject
  • Size
    Size
  • Age
    Age
  • Price
    Price
  • Color
Reset Filters
Recently Sold
Recently Added
Back to gallery
Nothing found

Abstract Expressionism artworks are different to all other styles. The artists who worked and work in this style use very different techniques which aren’t expressionist nor totally abstract but balance somewhere in between.

Brief history of an art style

Abstract Expressionism as a non-representative art style has raised in United States of America in 1940-50s. A generation of American artists, strongly influenced by European expatriates, grew up during the Great Depression and faced Second World War and the Cold War which were about to begin. The uncertain and stressful conditions often provoke artists to find new decisions.

The two leading styles of that time — Social Realism and Regionalism — failed to satisfy artists needs. One of ambitious goals of abstract expressionists was to find a new meaning of art and create the new type of art that would represent the world which has changed dramatically.

The term itself appeared in Europe and was used to describe works of German expressionists. In USA it was first used by art critic Robert Coates in 1946. In the same time in Europe this style was developing under several different names: Tachisme, Art Informel and COBRA group. The style was totally rejected by USSR authorities as it was thought to express fervent individualism which was not welcome.

Styles and key figures of Abstract Expressionism

With no hesitation it could be said that Arshile Gorky and Hans Hoffman, Armenian and German emigrants, were the forerunners of Abstract Expressionism. The list of most influential artists of this style also includes:

All their works can be divided into two groups. Artists of the first one with Jackson Pollock as the most recognized representative have chosen the action painting — an expressive technique of gesture painting. Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still and Barnett Newman have chosen the second technique of “colour-field” — more passive and concentrated on reflecting the mood. Some artists worked with both techniques.

At online gallery ART.biz we offer for sale original paintings of artists from all over the world. You can buy each artwork from an artist or a collector wherever you are — we offer worldwide delivery.

Abst. Expressionism  artwork Dreams Gardens by Petro Ledbedynets
Contact us
Share
Abst. Expressionism  artwork Drupadi by Sam Radja
Contact us
Share
Drupadi
by
Owner Sam Radja
$7 000
Abst. Expressionism  artwork Autumn Still Life by A. Demenko
Contact us
Share
Autumn Still Life
by
Owner Dasha Markova
$4 000
Abst. Expressionism  artwork Neutrino Orange by Simon Fairless
Contact us
Share
Neutrino Orange
by
Owner
$750
Abst. Expressionism  artwork Ludwig van by James W. Harris
Contact us
Share
Ludwig van
by
Owner James W. Harris
$200
Abst. Expressionism  artwork thoughts around my head by Ezzaldin Shahrori
Contact us
Share
Abst. Expressionism  artwork Mixed Media 2 by Hasan Tirmas
Contact us
Share
Mixed Media 2
by
Owner Hasan Tirmas
$5 000
Abst. Expressionism  artwork Beautiful Confusion by Penelope Przekop
Contact us
Share
Abst. Expressionism  artwork Untitled-2 by James W. Harris
Contact us
Share
Untitled-2
by
Owner James W. Harris
$200
Abst. Expressionism  artwork Summer by Bondarenko Kirill
Contact us
Share
Summer
by
Owner kirill bondarenko
Abst. Expressionism  artwork Never Will I in Tangier by Tensil
Contact us
Share
Abst. Expressionism  artwork Revival by Nataliya Ilchenko
Contact us
Share
Revival
by
Owner Nataliya Ilchenko
$500
Abst. Expressionism  artwork Matter and Spirit by Gisela Gaffoglio
Contact us
Share
Matter and Spirit
by
Owner Gisela Gaffoglio
$1 600