What is Abstract Expressionism?

This movement is also known as action painting as it includes intense, rapid brushstrokes and dripped and splattered paints on to a large canvas. It works with the artist and expresses their mind, emotions or what they see unrealistically. Pollock is a great example as his pieces are messy and random to other but to him it is actually planned. The style is also related to surrealism as it shows the need to emphasis the mind.

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Questions you should ask before you start painting….

Questions you can ask before you start painting is: Is it dark or light? (Chiaroscuro) Is it hot or cold? Am I using the 7 principles of good art in my painting? Balance Proportion Emphasis Variety Movement Rhythm Harmony The word Chiaroscuro itself is Italian, and roughly means, “light and dark.” In art, it is […]

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