Popular in the 1940s and 1950s, it is often considered to be the European equivalent to abstractexpressionism, although there are stylistic differences (for example, abstractexpressionism is often described as being more raw and aggressive than tachisme).
Abstractexpressionism was a school of painting in the United States that flourished after World War II until the early 1960s.
Twentieth century painter Wassily Kandinsky is often considered the inventor of such non-figurative art, becoming the first abstract artist as well as a prominent theorist.
Tachisme is a specific French style of abstract painting under the greater movement of Art Informel.
Popular in the 1940s and 1950s, Art Informel is often considered to be the European equivalent to American abstractexpressionism.
AbstractExpressionism While AbstractExpressionism is most closely associated with painting, and its interests in self-expression certainly lent itself to a style of painting, a number of sculptors were integral to the movement as well.
Minimalism Minimalism during the 1960s and 70s was a reaction against the painterly subjectivity of AbstractExpressionism dominant in the previous decades.
Minimalist artists explicitly stated that their art was not about self-expression, unlike the Abstract Expressionists.
Oldenburg began his artistic practice as part of a group of artists reacting to AbstractExpressionism sublime gestures with figural drawings and papier mache sculptures.
These were oversized reproductions of familiar objects in such increased sized as to abstract the subject matter .
Sculptors in the postwar period engaged in a variety of styles, including AbstractExpressionism, Minimalism and Pop Art.
This was a movement in painting that followed and evolved in reaction to the Abstract Expressionist movement of the 1940s and 1950s.
Greenberg perceived that this new style of painting favored openness and clarity as opposed to the dense, painterly surfaces of AbstractExpressionism.
While the Abstract Expressionists were characterized by gestural abstraction and were therefore still concerned with some degree of representation, Greenberg suggested that the formal elements of Post-Painterly Abstraction attained a level of "purity" that revealed the truthfulness of the canvas and the reality of the canvas's two-dimensional space, or flatness.
Embracing clean linearity and open composition, Post-Painterly Abstraction evolved in reaction to AbstractExpressionism in the 50s and 60s.
It represented, and is often synonymous with, the art movement of AbstractExpressionism, such as the work of Jackson Pollack and Willem de Kooning .
The artists drew inspiration from surrealism and the contemporary avant-garde art movements, in particular action painting , abstractexpressionism, Jazz, improvisational theater, experimental music, and the interaction of friends in the New York City art world's vanguard circle.
A school of painting that flourished after World War II until the early 1960s, abstractexpressionism is characterized by the view that art is non-representational and chiefly improvisational.
Painters, sculptors, and printmakers created art in Action painting, Fluxus, Color Field painting, Hard-edge painting, Pop art, Minimal Art, Lyrical Abstraction, and other movements associated with abstractexpressionism.
The new Bebop and cool jazz musicians in the 1940s and 1950s (such as Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Gerry Mulligan) coincided with the New York School and abstractexpressionism.
The New York School was an informal group of American abstract painters and other artists active in the 1950s and 1960s.
One of the biggest contributing factors to this shift was the advent of AbstractExpressionism, a decidedly American movement that is often cited as the first American avant-garde.
Visionary figures like Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman epitomized AbstractExpressionism in New York, but a similar concern for Expressionism was present in the work of many important European artists in the aftermath of WWII.
Unlike American Expressionism, which was more abstract, many European painters maintained the primacy of the figure in their work.
Tachisme is often regarded as the closest European equivalent of American AbstractExpressionism.
Postwar European artists, unlike American Abstract Expressionists, grappled with the isolated experience of the individual figure.