Photo Essay

In Search of Abstract Expressionism

In Search of Abstract Expressionism

"Seemingly apolitical, emotional, and even perhaps nihilist, Abstract Expressionism was a sharp break from the often explicitly political and realistic Photographic Modernism and Social Realism art movements of the 1930s. This largely non-figurative school of art took inspiration from the philosophy of Existentialism, and the process of making art was considered to be more important than the final object."

Source: Digital Photography Review

Thanks to Andrew Dutton for the nomination.

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7 responses

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (21 Jan 2014):

    I truly enjoyed your collection of abstracts and I think it should be made into a theme...Excellent job and you have my vote.

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (22 Jan 2014):

    I just love the way you express your vision, John! Voted

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (23 Jan 2014):

    Through the lens in a most cool way. Voted yeah AND yes!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (24 Jan 2014):

    FAB, John! Voted!

  • Pamela Haberman

    Pamela Haberman   gave props (24 Jan 2014):

    Your various collections have been inspirational to me ever since I joined JPG.

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (29 Jan 2014):

    Very interesting!! Well done!

  • Geoff Plant

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