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a New York school of painting characterized by freely created abstractions

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The Oxidation Paintings implicitly recall the subjective action/reaction performance between painter and canvas that justified and defined Action Painting. This branch of Abstract Expressionism has been conceived primarily on the masculinist terms of Modernism, which was undermined by Warhol.
While observing Pollock's action paintings, we explored the relationship between various types of line.
How he abhorred the Yuletide sight of tipsy secretaries depositing instant action paintings on the paving stones, thereby inconveniencing an old hand like himself, who was far too experienced ever to regurgitate a single drop that he'd paid for.
This record, like the evident pattern of Jackson Pollock's gestures in one of his action paintings, is the most personal part of Clarence Major's life to be shared.
Exhibiting slow, deliberate, almost laconic brushwork, these works are elegantly relaxed, however much they may be "action paintings." Vicente's flat handling and his expanses of color suggest he was influenced by Helen Frankenthaler's "stained" paintings of the early 1950s; Frankenthaler, after all, also attempted to distill the sensuous essence of a landscape.
An illustration can hardly convey the energy and physicality of the bold gestures of his great black and white action paintings, which the artist produced from 1950 until his premature death in 1962.
Pollock, whose action paintings of the late 1940s-'50s call out for unfettered movement, fluidity and freedom of application?
Trouble is, the English can't keep their drink in, which is why every night there are action paintings deposited all over the city's pavements.
Many critics, Clement Green berg most notable among them, began to blame de Kooning's seductive example for the proliferation of second-rate daubers whose high-impasto action paintings overpopu-lated the galleries on Tenth Street.
Recalling instances of "destructive" painterly and graphic technique from Gustav Metzger's "acid action paintings" to William S.
(Studio Iore has it that Held managed to leave with pounds of discarded raw pigment, which he and his friend Ronald Bladen used to bulk up the impasto of their "action paintings.")
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