The Art Movement that came after Expressionism, was Abstract Expressionism. Arshile Gorky was concerned in between the two and he was also known to be a Surrealist Painter too. Why I mentioned Arshile Gorky is because Mark Rothko studied under Gorky, Rothko was another Artist who was developing Abstract Paintings. Gorky, Rothko and a few others made the way to the next art movement in America and beyond. Abstract Expression hit in America around the 1940's-1950's--two artists come into view: Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline.
Expression in painting was founded in Germany. One of my favorite artist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner is a good example. Expression is far from the traditional painting with perfect composition, muted color palette, and the body form. Expression is the opposite, form is applied with lines that are not real, but rather a feeling. What I mean by that--you see the form, you place the brush on canvas with expression and go to the next brush stroke without going over the same brush stroke you just made. I found specific music really helps with the spontaneous brush stokes and also a longer brush will help to. Now, expression painters also use vivid color, imaginary color or straight out of the tube color. Color is my favorite! Explore it as much as possible. I have attached a image of Ernst..take a look! so, let's play trivia..What art movement came after expressionism ? Hint: was founded here in a America, artist: Arshile Gorky.
I am an artist who is passionate about painting with expressive brushstokes and vivid color. I want to share my experiences as a painter in the 21 century. I am use to expressing myself through paint and color so, this blog is an adventure to express myself in words as an artist.