- The definition of abstract expressionism is a post World War II form of spontaneous painting that is nonrepresentational and uses improvisation.
An example of abstract expressionism is the painting “Lavender Mist: Number 1” by Jackson Pollock.
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abstract expressionism - Cultural Definition
A school of art that flourished primarily from the 1940s to the 1960s, noted for its large-scale, nonrepresentational works by artists such as Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko.