If your an art lover, specially of abstract, you know what Abstract Expressionism is. Or do you? This movement in art can be controversial, thought provoking, and can knock you off your feet.
There are plenty of imitators of this movement, people who just don't get it but some of us do. Abstract Expressionism is not just throwing paint on the canvas in a haphazard fashion, it's an examination of one's psyche. It's a window into the artist's world, one that can be confusing and misshapen.
There have been tons of Abstract Expressionist artists but two that jump out are Jackson Pollock and William de Kooning. Pollock's works were a study of the world inside of him where as de Kooning's were a study of the viewer's mind. His aim was to get inside the minds of others through a single painting, to touch the world.
Two of Pollock's best works:
A couple of de Kooning's most famous:
"Woman on a Bench"