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09-11-2009, 11:55 AM
Hey I've never heard of this art movement and was wondering if anyone else had heard of it? What is this all about?
09-14-2009, 10:34 AM
The name comes from the mouth of famed art critic Clement Greenberg. It encompasses the artists that followed Abstract Expressionism. It seeks to make more sense of the abstractions of artists like Pollack and Kandinsky by moving with more simplified lines, color and depths. As the world was becoming more volatile and the counterculture questioning more, some artists sought peace through creativity. Where Abstract Expressionism draws on wild, tribal, and innate spirituality, Post-painterly abstractions seeks to invoke a more Buddhist or zen spirit. Also, attempting to make sense of previous abstraction. Works by Frank Stella and Kenneth Noland will show you what I mean.
here's Greenberg's essay on the whole bit
09-14-2009, 10:56 AM
wow that was really informative! Thanks for the summary :)
09-16-2009, 04:53 PM
Thats very interesting, any other artists created works in this style? any samples?
02-03-2010, 08:56 AM
I believe that Kenneth Noland is considered more of a Color Field Artist, which is considered postwar abstract art style.
Post-painterly and abstraction are terms that could be used to describe lots of art periods and lots of artworks.
Artists, critics and the general public always react to new ideas and have to have some generic vocabulary with which to express their opinions. As time passes, more new material is created and we settle in on more specific names for what used to be new.
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