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Abstract Expressionism

Talk | Society of Antiquaries

Thursday 3 November 2016 - 11:00 until 12:00

Abstract Expressionism is associated with the energy and vibrancy of 1940s New York, when artists injected a new sense of confidence in their painting, experimenting with improvisation, spontaneity and colour. This illustrated talk considers the Royal Academy exhibition, which features the work of Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Willem de Kooning, as well as other less well-known but critically influential artists. In revealing the extraordinary breadth of their work, the show will argue that, far from being unified, Abstract Expressionism was an ever-changing and complex development in 20th century art.

Please note: This event does not include exhibition tickets. These can be purchased directly from the Royal Academy, £16 with National Art Pass or free for RA Friends.

This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

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Society of Antiquaries

Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BE

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