Abstract Expressionism

In the 20th century there was very interseting artistic movement. It was called Abstract Expressionism. Some of the most outstanding artist of this time period were Jackson Pollock, Rothko, Hans Hofmann, and Kandinsky, to name a few.   Abstract Expressionism dealt with an entirely different subject matter than traditional and reputable methods of painting.   The artist of this era were primarily focused on the or emotion of his art rather than the subject matter itself.   The works of this time disregarded traditional painting conventions such as perspective and dynamic composition, but was rather primarily concerned with the emotion conveyed by a certain affiliation of colors or shapes.
Abstract Expressionism emerged from   the turmoil and strife of the Great Depression and World War II.   Many artists were seeking for a subject matter that was non political and lacked social responsibility, such was most of the art of the time period.   They wanted a subject that still held great meaning which they could explore and make a statement without focusing directly on rather large dilema that enveloped them.   A fresh way of thinking arose from this, which changed the way that people percieved the artistic world.
The focal point   for most of the action of this movement was in New York City, durning   about 1929.   There, the Museum of Modern Art opened, featuring the collection of Alfred H. Barr, Jr.   Here, American artists were exposed to the unique works from European Modernist artists.   Many other exhibitions in New York had great influence over this artistic movement.   A few of these exhibitions include: Cubism and Abstract Art (1936), Fantastic Art, Dada, and Surrealism (1936–37).   Artist drew inspiration from other established artists who were displaying their work in New York.   A few of these artists were:   Matisse, Leger, and Picasso.   All of whom produced radically different works of art than what was commonly seen.   These artists influenced the way other artists...