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Abstract Expressionism: The Process

The process that Abstract Expressionists took on has inspired me to explore and experiment with new techniques and materials in my own work.

Abstract Expressionist painters wanted to break away from what was the normal art scene of the time by exploring new ways to create art. The large scale abstract paintings and gestural lines is what set the movement apart from any other. Artist used new materials such as house paint, as well as discovered new techniques for applying the paint. For example, Jackson Pollock moved his canvases to the floor and was very expressive with how he added paint. This allowed for more freedom when creating art.