Art of the Subconscious ~ Abstract Expressionism

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WILLEM DE KOONING ~ ON DESPERATION

My interest in desperation lies only in that sometimes I find myself having become desperate. Very seldom do I start out that way. I can see of course that, in the abstract, thinking and all activity is rather desperate. Willem de Kooning Standing Man by Willem de Kooning

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ANDREW WYETH ~ PAINTINGS CREATED SUBCONSCIOUSLY

I dream a lot. I do more painting when I’m not painting. It’s in the subconscious. Andrew Wyeth Bird’s nest Andrew Wyeth Pennsylvania, USA – 12th of July, 1917 /2009 Famous Andrew Wyeth paintings include realist works of rural scenes, usually with a figure, object, or animal in it. His unusual compositions tend to add to the understated drama of his work.

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MARK ROTHKO ~ THE ESSENCE OF ACADEMICISM

It is a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted. This is the essence of academicism. There is no such thing as good painting about nothing. Mark Rothko

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JACKSON POLLOCK ~ THE GAME OF CONSTRUCTION

“It’s all a big game of construction, some with a brush, some with a shovel, some choose a pen.” Jackson Pollock Photo Jackson Pollock, Long Island 1949 by Arnold Newman

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JACKSON POLLOCK ~ THE UNCONSCIOUS

I’m very representational some of the time, and a little all of the time. But when you’re painting out of your unconscious, figures are bound to emerge. Jackson Pollock

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ART OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS ~ ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM

Abstract Expressionism was an American art movement in New York City from the mid-1940s to mid-1950s, and was the first specifically American Art movement to establish worldwide influence. It demonstrated the energy and creativity of America in the post-World War II years, and was the first important school in American painting to establish its own aesthetic ideals of beauty, independent of European influence. The act of painting was regarded as more significant than the finished products, as painters sought to express their subconscious through art. Jackson Pollock, Willem de...

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