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abstract expressionism


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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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  • n. Alternative form of Abstract Expressionism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a New York school of painting characterized by freely created abstractions; the first important school of American painting to develop independently of European styles


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