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a New York school of painting characterized by freely created abstractions

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Although Ad Reinhardt (1913-1967) was associated with the New York School, he was far from the typical "action painter." His commitment to a stern geometry is characterized by symmetry and anonymity: no (as the artist had it) "wiggly line" painting here.
She unironically--in fact, entirely convincingly--embraces the role of a true action painter, however grandiose, invasive, mischievous, or decorative such a project may prove to be today.
French action painter Georges Mathieu's 1957 Japan tour was no doubt an influence here, as cocurators Hiroko Ikegami and Reiko Tomii highlight in their well-researched catalogue.
But to this day, Mohr--who began, in fact, as an action painter and jazz musician--claims more of an affinity with Pollock than with Donald Judd.
It was as if Reed were thematizing his own desire to have it both ways, to be both unruly and calculating, action painter and Minimalist.
These "happenings" (are they art, performance, or both?) while clearly Dadaist in conception, are reminiscent of the gestural abstraction of action painters like Jackson Pollock, who commented on his social reality by flinging paint over his canvas.
As with the works of other action painters, Gulgee's canvases were often quite large.
Work by Iestyn Shaw > Influenced by action painters of the '50s and '60s, the flow of colour and form becomes evocative of movement and energy.
Not for nothing was he held in such high esteem by action painters of the New York School.
Clients are currently able to choose from 3D street artists, acrobats and contortionists, action painters, calligraphers, drummers, magicians and celebrity look a likes as well as bands - from jazz and Latin to rock -- and dance troupes including African, Broadway, ballet, Bollywood and many more.
Thanks to the advocacy of critics like Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg, both of whom were associated with Partisan Review, these disparate painters took on a media-friendly identity as a school, the abstract expressionists or action painters. In the postwar world, the shift of the center of artistic gravity from Paris to New York was one hallmark of the "American Century," and some surprisingly powerful American institutionsfrom the Luce magazines to the State Departmentstarted to lavish attention on their work.
Kids are full of life, and as action painters like Jackson Pollock, they should be armed for action.
Harold Rosenberg coined the term 'Action Painting' in his essay "American Action Painters" (ARTnews, December 1952).
In his 1952 article "The American Action Painters," Harold Rosenberg described the canvas of American action painters as an "arena in which to act," in the process promoting the artist to the role of pseudo-actor.
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