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Abstract Expressionism

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Abstract Expressionism (uncountable)

  1. (usually capitalized) An American genre of modern art that used improvised techniques, such as sinuous linearity, to generate highly abstract forms while allowing the artist spontaneity. [First attested in the mid 20th century.][1]

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  1. ^ “Abstract Expressionism” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 10.