Neo-Dada

NEO-DADA—1950-1960 Neo or new Dada was named after Marcel Duchamp who, in the fifties, began to emerge from the underground to the surface of cutting edged art in New York.  Neo-Dada did not come neatly “after” the leading movement, Abstract Expressionism,...

Post-War Art in California

 POST-WAR ART  IN LOS ANGELES AND SAN FRANCISCO At first glance, California would seem to be an exceedingly unpromising place for major art to emerge in the second half of the Twentieth Century.  A new state with a throwaway culture without a history, California had...

Events in Abstract Expressionism

EVENTS FOR ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM, 1945-1955 In 1946, former British prime minister, Winston Churchill made his famous “Iron Curtain” speech in March at Fulton, Missouri.  According to Churchill, who had always been suspicious of Stalin, traditional fascism verses...

Abstract Expressionism, The Definition

DEFINING ABSTRACTION EXPRESSIONISM “Abstract Expressionism” was term coined by Alfred Barr in 1929 in reference to Vasily Kandinsky’s art.  “Abstract Expressionism,” as a term, was revived by Robert Coates in The New Yorker in 1946  to characterize work by...

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