22 June 2015

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American Figurative Expressionism

According to Marilyn Stokstad, the art historian:
“Expressionism (is) the manipulation of formal or representational elements to convey intense feelings.” American Figurative Expressionism ● New York Figurative Expressionism ●Boston Figurative Expressionism ●Bay area Figurative Expressionism 
New York Figurative Expressionism of the 1950s represented a trend where “diverse New York artists countered the prevailing abstract mode to work with the figure.” 
Nicolas Carone (1917-2010) […]

18 May 2015

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Paintings by the artists of the famous “9th St.” Show

Several artists who served in World War II did not have the attention of the Art critics of the post-World War II era. Their studios were located in lower Manhattan in the area bounded by 8th and 12th street between First and Sixth Avenues during the late 1940s and early 1950s. The artists who occupied […]

17 May 2015

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New York School Action Paintings

Examples of artworks:  James Brooks BERL, 1956 Oil on canvas, 62 x 66 inches.  Private collection. ©Estate James Brooks, Courtesy Joan T. Washburn Gallery, New York page: 80 Nicolas Carone, Untitled, 1957 Oil on canvas, 60 x 74 inches. Private collection ©Estate Nicolas Carone page: 96 Elaine de Kooning, Untitled, 1957 Oil on canvas, 30 […]