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Formerly the Dictionary of twentieth Century artwork, the textual content has been thoroughly revised and up to date for this significant re-creation. Over three hundred entries were additional and it now includes entries on images in smooth paintings in addition to the hot media akin to install and function that are one of these an important component of the modern scene.

With emphasis on fresh artwork and artists, for instance Ai Weiwei, Tracey Emin, and Damien Hirst, it has an extremely robust assurance of paintings from the Sixties onwards, which makes it excellent for modern artwork fans. additional studying is supplied at access point to help these wishing to grasp extra a few specific topic. moreover, this variation gains urged internet hyperlinks for lots of entries, that are accessed and saved brand new through the Dictionary of contemporary and modern paintings significant other web site.

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Paris. See Académie de l’Art Moderne (later Académie de l’Art Contemporain), Paris. See LÉGER, FERNAND. Académie Montparnasse, Paris. See LHOTE, ANDRÉ. Accardi, Carla (1924– ) Italian painter and installation artist, a founder member of the *Forma Uno group in Rome in 1947. After the group dissolved in 1951 she went through a period of self-doubt but started painting again in 1953. Her early painting resembled automatic script on a monochrome ground in the manner of *Tobey’s ‘white writing’, but she later moved away from this kind of *Art Informel to more deliberately planned compositions.

A direct source of inspiration came from the European Surrealists who took refuge in the USA during the Second World War. The work of Arshile *Gorky, who was strongly supported by André *Breton, is often regarded as the essential link between Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. Also important in this context was *Matta, who promoted what Meyer *Schapiro called the ‘idea of the canvas as a field of prodigious excitement, unloosed energies’. The war also brought Peggy *Guggenheim back to America, and during its brief lifetime (1942–7) her Art of This Century gallery was the main showcase for Abstract Expressionism during its formative period.

48 Action Painting A type of dynamic, impulsive painting, practised by certain *Abstract Expressionists, in which the artist applies paint with energetic *gestural movements—sometimes by dribbling or splashing—and with no preconceived idea of what the picture will look like. Sometimes the term has been used loosely as a synonym for Abstract Expressionism, but this usage is misleading, as Action Painting represents only one aspect of the movement. The term was coined by the critic Harold *Rosenberg in an article entitled ‘The American Action Painters’ in *Art News in December 1952.

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