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gary komarin/A Master of Post-Painterly Abstraction/What is post-painterly abstraction? Post-painterly abstraction is a style that favors openness, risk taking, and clarity, as opposed to the dense painterly surfaces that are apparent in abstract expressionism. However, the definition of post painterly abstraction is limited in conveying the very wide range of activities that its artists pursue.

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Frank Stella (born May 12, 1936) is an American painter and printmaker, noted for his work in the areas of minimalism and post-painterly abstraction.

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Barnett Newman (1905-1970)is one of the major figures in abstract expressionism and foremost color field painters. His paintings are existential in tone & content, explicitly composed with the intention of communicating a sense of locality, presence, and contingency. His rejection of the expressive brushwork of other abstract expressionists and his use of hard-edged areas of flat color, is a precursor to post painterly abstraction and the minimalist works of artists such as Frank Stella.

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A term coined by art critic Clement Greenberg for the title of an exhibition he curated in 1964. Post-painterly abstraction encompasses a broad group of American painters who reacted to Abstract Expressionism, either through the pursuit of Hard-edge abstraction or by creating open compositions of washes and poured areas of color. Other hallmarks of this new generation of painters, according to Greenberg, were thinned-out paint, a lack of an identifiable artistic mark (as in Pollock’s…

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Famous Post-painterly Abstraction Artists

List of famous Post-painterly Abstraction artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Post-painterly Abstraction movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. Th...

Frank Stella, 'Darabjerd I,' 1967, Glass House, acrylic on shaped canvas. 120 x 180 in

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frank stella (b1937) Frank Stella is an American painter and printmaker, noted for his work in the areas of minimalism and post-painterly abstraction.

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