By Ian Chilvers, John Glaves-Smith
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Formerly the Dictionary of twentieth Century paintings, the textual content has been thoroughly revised and up to date for this significant new version. Over three hundred entries were extra and it now includes entries on images in sleek artwork in addition to the hot media resembling install and function that are the sort of an important section of the modern scene.
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Stylistically, the Activists were influenced by several recent movements, including *Cubism, *Expressionism, and *Futurism, and later *Dada and *Constructivism. An important stimulus to the group was provided by an 51 exhibition of Expressionist and Futurist art at the National Salon in Budapest in 1913 (previously shown at the *Sturm Gallery in Berlin). The Activists formed only a loose grouping, but a focus for their activities was provided by the journal MA (Hungarian for ‘today’), founded in 1916 by the writer and artist (painter, sculptor, printmaker, collagist) Lajos Kassák (1887–1967).
Further Reading: B. Fer, On Abstract Art (1997) E. H. Gombrich, Meditations on a Hobby Horse (1963). The case for the prosecution is eloquently put. Tate Gallery, Towards a New Art: Essays on the Background to Abstract Art (1980) Abstract Classicism See HARD-EDGE PAINTING. Abstract Expressionism The dominant movement in American modern art, principally painting, in the late 1940s and the 1950s, characterized by large scale and *gestural handling. It was the first major development in American art to achieve international status and influence, and it is often reckoned the most significant art movement anywhere since the Second World War.
It is only after a sort of “get acquainted” period that I see what I have been about. , because the painting has a life of its own. ’ However, in a statement made to a less sympathetic audience (the listeners to a radio interview), Pollock was anxious to allay the suspicions of those who viewed his work as without skill by playing down the role of chance. ‘When I am painting I have a general notion as to what I am about. ’ The German-born photographer Hans Namuth (1915–90), who documented Pollock’s method in a famous series of pictures, wrote of seeing him at work: ‘It was a great drama—the flame of explosion when the paint hit the canvas; the dance-like movement; the eyes tormented before knowing where to strike .
A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (2nd Edition) by Ian Chilvers, John Glaves-Smith