PAINTING and PHOTOGRAPHY SINCE WORLD WAR II. painting. Jackson Pollock Mark Rothko Willen De Kooning Helen Frankenthaler. Andy Warhol Roy Lichtenstein Romare Bearden Jacob Lawrence. Abstract expressionism.
SINCE WORLD WAR II
Willen De Kooning
The abstract expressionist movement centered in New York City and is also called the New York school. Although the styles embraced within abstract expressionism were as diverse as the styles of the painters themselves, two major tendencies were noted in the movement. Action painters were concerned with paint texture and consistency and the gestures of the artist, while color field painters gave their works impact by using unified color and shape.
Orange and Yellow
de Kooning, Willem (1904-1997), Dutch-born American painter, whose work is characterized by energetic brushstrokes and twisted forms, and by an ongoing dialogue between human imagery and abstraction. De Kooning was a leading member of the abstract expressionism movement, which sought to capture the spontaneous and often vigorous act of painting through the artist’s personal gestures.
Willem de Kooning
Woman and Bicycle, 1952-53
Andy Warhol. Marilyn. 1967
Roy Lichtenstein.Girl with Ball. 1961
Bearden, Romare (1912-1988), American artist, whose paintings and collages depict many aspects of the African American experience. Bearden experimented with a variety of forms and styles over the years, and his work reflects his interest in the 20th-century art movements of cubism, social realism, and abstraction.
other notable painters
Migration of Negros Series
Romare Bearden She-Ba
Julie SanfordEagle Crest Academy
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