Wednesday 13 June 2012: Action Painting
Busy day today, but definitely making progress and clearing my desk.
Starting to look forward to Copenhagen next week.
Hopefully a good set of photographic opportunities and blips.
Dashing off out tonight for a staff night out.
Should be good, hence the early blip.
Saw this on a door and it made me think ART.
For the uninitiated amongst you.
Action Painting emphasizes the process of making art, often through a variety of techniques that include dripping, dabbing, smearing, and even flinging paint on to the surface of the canvas. These energetic techniques depend on broad gestures directed by the artist's sense of control interacting with chance or random occurrences. This was done by the artist painting "unconsciously," and spontaneously, creating a powerful arena of raw emotion and action, in the moment. For this reason, Action Painting is also referred to as Gestural Abstraction. The artists and the various techniques are associated with the movement Abstract Expressionism and The New York School of the late 1940s, 1950s and 1960s (for example, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline).