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American abstraction emerged from the background of Regionalism and Social Realism in the middle 1930’s.(1) The development and characteristics of Abstract Expressionism began with the Surrealist phase in which artists took an interest in myths and dream and in effect, unconscious creativity.

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Art History Week 8ART HISTORY ASSIGNMENT 8Part IAmerican abstraction emerged from the background of Regionalism and Social Realism in the middle 1930s.(1) The development and characteristics of Abstract Expressionism began with the Surrealist phase in which artists took an interest in myths and dream and in effect, unconscious creativity. From Expressionism, artists gained a passion for the expressive qualities of paint.(1) From Surrealism and Expressionism, Abstract Expressionism was born. Abstract Expressionism was a term used in 1929 by Alfred Barr, Jr. to refer to Kandinskys nonfigurative, nonrepresentational paintings.(1) Arshile Gorky (1904 1948) was the Abstract Expressionist painter who was most instrumental in creating a transition from European Abstract Surrealism to American Abstract Expressionism.(1) Somewhere between the years 1926 and 1

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