Abstract Expressionism

What is Abstract Expressionism?

Abstract Expressionism is an art movement that emerged in the mid-20th century, primarily in the United States. It emphasizes the spontaneous and gestural expression of emotions, ideas, and the subconscious. Abstract Expressionist artworks often feature large-scale canvases, energetic brushwork, and a focus on the physical act of painting. The movement valued individuality, emotional authenticity, and the exploration of the artist's inner world. Abstract Expressionism played a significant role in establishing American art as a force to be reckoned with on the international stage.