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Movement Overview

Abstract Expressionism, emerging in the late 1940s, marked a pivotal shift steering away from figurative realism towards emotional and spiritual abstraction. This movement, primarily centred in New York, represented a departure from traditional European art forms, signifying America's burgeoning role in the artistic avant-garde. It was characterised by an emphasis on spontaneous, automatic, or subconscious creation, with its practitioners sharing a common approach to art-making that was intensely personal and expressive, often reflecting the angst of the post-war era.