Lyrical abstraction

DEFINITION

Tied to the beginnings of Abstract Expressionism and breaking away from Realism, it was also a strong abstract art movement against Minimalism in the 1960s and 1970s. Adjectives associated with the style are intuitive, loose, spontaneous, illusionist, expressive, emotional, sensual, and harmonious. Larry Aldrich, founder of the Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, is credited as the originator of the name, Lyrical Abstraction. American artists known for Lyricism include Ronald Bloore, Jean McEwen, Jack Shadbolt and Marion Scott. Sources: The Free Dictionary; AskART biographies; Wikipedia: Lyrical Abstraction

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