Expressionism

The Paintings

four square
Four Square
Franz Kline
American, 1910 – 1962
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lavendar mist
Number 1, 1950
(Lavender Mist)

Jackson Pollock
American, 1912 – 1956
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name II
The Name II
Barnett Newman
American, 1905 – 1970
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Questions

  1. What kinds of things are the subjects of these paintings?
  2. What’s the real subject of these paintings?
  3. Why would a gifted artist want to skip painting people, places, and things?
  4. Which elements of design stand out the most?
  5. How much skill would it take to create paintings like these?
  6. Would you like to read general questions for looking at art?


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