Humanaties Essay

827 Words Nov 18th, 2012 4 Pages
During the course of this class we have learned about several different types of art, through different periods of time in history. The one that stands out to me the most is Abstract Expressionism. Abstract Expressionism is an artistic movement of the mid-20th century compromising diverse styles and techniques and emphasizing especially an artist’s liberty to convey attitudes and emotions through nontraditional and usually nonrepresentational means. The artist that I believe have a very large influence in this time period is Jackson Pollock, Norman Lewis, and Heather Frankenthaler. I believe they helped in making large contributions to this movement in art at the time.
First I would like to start off with Norman Lewis and his piece
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The piece of work that I chose was “Mountains and Seas (1952)”. She was considered a large contributor for the postwar American painting and she was also heavily influenced by Jackson
Pollock . In this painting she uses lines, shapes and light colors to give such large visual for the viewer. This marked the beginning for her to issue paintings with a softer look and openness of emotions. They stated in the text that she painted this painting a day after coming from a visit to Nova Scotia. This painting helped launch her career in abstract expressionism. In this painting she is depicting the visualization of the beauty of the sea and landscape and the light colors give you an idea of certain calmness on the sea. A beautiful piece of artwork and you as the viewer should feel the need to be swept away in the scenery of the painting. The last influential artist of the time is Jackson Pollock. He was influential to the times and very influential on the artist I discussed. The painting I chose from
Jackson Pollock is “Autumn Rhythm(1950)”. This is form called drip painting, which many consider a radical approach to handling paint. The lines and splats of paint that are used resemble the feeling of an autumn day with leaves and trees blowing. In creating this painting he used sticks, towels, knives, pretty much anything that was considered nontraditional at the time. At this time he was battling with the diseases of

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