Abstract Expressionism

August 25, 2007

The Golden Wall
By Hans Hoffman

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Abstract Expressionism: Fast Action Painting


Fallout: Art & Design in the Atomic Age
“After the dropping of the atomic bomb in 1945, America found itself caught between anxiety and optimism, not just in politics, but in art as well. The Atomic Age would see the plastics of wartime transformed into Tupperware cocktail shakers. The molded plywood used for splinting injured soldiers would become inspiration for the Eames chair. Isamu Noguchi’s This Tortured Earth would stand in stark contrast to the reassurance of George Nelson’s wall clock, designed as an atom orbited by twelve electrons representing the hours.”

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