- 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.
An example of abstract expressionism.
a post-WWII movement in painting characterized by emphasis on the artist's spontaneous and self-expressive application of paint in creating a nonrepresentational composition
A school of painting that flourished after World War II until the early 1960s, characterized by the view that art is nonrepresentational and chiefly improvisational.