Comments on: David Anfam on Abstract Expressionism http://abstractcritical.com/note/david-anfam-on-abstract-expressionism/ Abstract Critical is a not-for profit company aiming to establish a new critical context for all generations of artists involved with ambitious abstract art. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:23:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Matt http://abstractcritical.com/note/david-anfam-on-abstract-expressionism/#comment-372284 Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:40:35 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7765#comment-372284 CAP, of course New York didn’t invent Abstraction, or Expressionism, because New York is a city. The use of the word “expressionism” in Abstract Expressionism was not meant as a direct reference to the likes of Kirchner and gang. I don’t think anyone, or any group of people, can claim to be the sole originators of any artistic breakthrough, being that art is a continuation and requires a build up. Also, I’m not sure anyone takes a “New York-centric” view of art history, since art history goes well back into the past, and American art history is arguably still in its youth. BUT during that time period, the New York scene did end up having an explosive impact. Look at contemporary abstract painting; we are still dealing with these painters and the language of their marks.

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By: David Horvath http://abstractcritical.com/note/david-anfam-on-abstract-expressionism/#comment-362252 Mon, 06 Jan 2014 17:06:11 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7765#comment-362252 Hi. Thanks for the heads up on Richard Pousette-Dart…home work to be done on this fella..me thinks! His work so reminds me of my practice…my singularity feels a little more amplified..)) Kind regards davidhorvathartist.co.uk (Industrial Weather)

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By: Patrick Jones http://abstractcritical.com/note/david-anfam-on-abstract-expressionism/#comment-337078 Sun, 15 Dec 2013 18:26:39 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7765#comment-337078 David Anfam has done a fantastic job in Denver with re-igniting Stills importance in the artistic ferminant.With respect the it is disappointing then to hear him reassert that Heron ,Hoyland and Davie were only good painters.Later in the article ,we are told Kapoor and Keifer,presumably truly influential artists, are still absorbing Ab Ex.This opinion, that being a painter is marginal, is an example of the scholarly bias which makes being a world class artist here in England such an uphill struggle.

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By: CAP http://abstractcritical.com/note/david-anfam-on-abstract-expressionism/#comment-336121 Sat, 14 Dec 2013 20:26:51 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7765#comment-336121 It would take too long Sam. But put it this way – New York didn’t invent Abstract painting, it didn’t invent Expressionism, it didn’t even invent large-scale abstract painting. It’s many debts flow back to European pre-war painting, especially the spontaneous, bio-morphic Surrealism of Miro and Masson. To pretend that post-war European painting was so influenced by Pollock or de Kooning I think is to take a very New York-centric view of art history. Sure they recognised Ab-Ex painters as fellow travellers, but they already had their own ideas about gesture, chance, field composition or structure and particularly notational or calligraphic sources.

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By: Sam http://abstractcritical.com/note/david-anfam-on-abstract-expressionism/#comment-335753 Sat, 14 Dec 2013 12:08:43 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7765#comment-335753 care to expand?

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By: CAP http://abstractcritical.com/note/david-anfam-on-abstract-expressionism/#comment-335737 Sat, 14 Dec 2013 11:47:01 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7765#comment-335737 Ab-Ex is overrated.

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