Gestural painting gesturalism

DEFINITION

A term to describe artwork whose purpose is to express personal "handwriting" or subjectivity of the artist, the activity reflects the emotions of the artist. Frenchman Edouard Manet pioneered Gesturalism as did Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh. Jackson Pollock is arguably the most famous American gestural artist with his Drip Paintings that he created with arm-swinging gestures. Source: Robert Atkins, "Art Speak" (Also, see Drip Painting)

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