Collection: Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism was a post-World War II art movement that emerged in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s. It was characterized by large-scale, gestural paintings that emphasized the physical act of creation and the spontaneous expression of emotion.Artists associated with the movement, such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning, rejected representational art in favor of abstraction, exploring the possibilities of color, texture, and form. They sought to create works that were expressive, raw, and immediate, often working on a monumental scale.The movement had a significant impact on the development of modern art, influencing subsequent generations of artists and paving the way for later movements such as Color Field painting and Minimalism.