Abstract-expressionism meaning

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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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.
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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.
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(usually capitalized) An American genre of modern art that used improvised techniques, such as sinuous linearity, to generate highly abstract forms while allowing the artist spontaneity. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
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