Main Profile

At A Glance

Abstract Expressionism

More than sixty years have passed since the critic Robert Coates, writing in "The New Yorker" in 1946, first used the term “Abstract Expressionism” to describe the richly colored canvases of Hans Hofmann. Over the years the name has come to designate the paintings and sculptures of artists as different as Jackson Pollock and Barnett Newman, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko, Lee Krasner and David Smith. Watch these short videos to explore some of the most important abstract art of the 20th ce...

Topics: General Art
Cost: Free

Contact

Abstract Expressionism's Full Profile

Overview

Description

More than sixty years have passed since the critic Robert Coates, writing in "The New Yorker" in 1946, first used the term “Abstract Expressionism” to describe the richly colored canvases of Hans Hofmann. Over the years the name has come to designate the paintings and sculptures of artists as different as Jackson Pollock and Barnett Newman, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko, Lee Krasner and David Smith. Watch these short videos to explore some of the most important abstract art of the 20th century and the artists' experiments with techniques.

Details

  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: One-on-One
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: Khan Academy
  • Topics: General Art

Provider Overview

About Khan Academy: Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. Khan Academy is a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.

Latest Tweet

Khan Academy Offers Courses In: Art

Questions about Abstract Expressionism

Want more info about Abstract Expressionism? Get free advice from education experts and Noodle community members.

  • Answer