Research Point: Abstract Expressionists and Tachism

03 & 08/01/16

Research Point: Abstract Expressionists and Tachism

Pinterest Pin Board for this research point Abstract Expressionists and Tachism link:

Below is a selection from the Pin Board that caught my eye:

Hans Hartung (1904-1989)

T1989-U40, 1989 - Hans Hartung (1904–1989):

T1989-U40, 1989 – Hans Hartung

Hans Hartung at Cheim & Read:

Hans Hartung

Franz Kline (1910-1962)

Painting, 1950 by Franz Kline:

Franz Kline – 1950

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956)

jackson pollock:

Jackson Pollock

The Deep by Paul Jackson Pollock:

The Deep by Jackson Pollock

Hans Hofmann (1880-1966)

Hans Hofmann (1880-1966) was a German-born American abstract expressionist painter one of the most important figures of postwar American art. Celebrated for his exuberant, color-filled canvases, and renowned as an influential teacher for generations of artists—first in his native Germany, then in New York and Provincetown—Hofmann played a pivotal role in the development of Abstract Expressionism.:

Hans Hoffman

Clyfford Still (1904 – 1980)

Clyfford Still (1904 – 1980) was an American painter, and one of the leading figures of Abstract Expressionism.:

Clyfford Still

Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011)

Helen Frankenthaler, Haiku:

Haiku – Helen Frankenthaler

I am not going to wax lyrical about the above as it seems to me that Abstract Expressionism is a personal thing. A work either appeals or it doesn’t, the artist has a personal process to produce something that pleases them – the viewer may connect, they may not. My personal reaction is associated with colour, tone and balance – this is a more emotive form of painting and viewing, relying less on representational association. For those images that appeal to me, I want to look more and often and analysis is left at the door.

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