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ab'stract expres'sionism



(sometimes caps.)
a movement in experimental, nonrepresentational painting originating in the U.S. in the 1940s, with sources in earlier movements, and embracing many individual styles marked in common by freedom of technique, a preference for dramatically large canvases, and a desire to give spontaneous expression to the unconscious.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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