I would like all of you to know that I have visited many art supply stores in the past, and I have found that MisterArt.com is the best one of all. Your products and prices can't be beat and there is so much to choose from. I do tell other's they need to check your site for the best of everything. I am extremely pleased with all my purchases from day one and I am proud to be an annual member. Thank you for being there.

Carol Dunedin, FL

More Testimonials »

Styles & Periods
Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism, an almost entirely new and American style of art, pioneered the art of the late-20th century. After World War II, artists in Greenwich Village in New York felt the affects of war in the form of alienation and a loss of faith. Born out of this atmosphere was a new range of thought and expression that was viewed as essentially American, but not at all tied to the geometric modernist trends before the war. Also called The New York School due to the number of artists working in the city, the group did have ties with Surrealism, and it automated gesture and subject. This presence of the unconscious in painting revealed itself as something quite different, however, in the work of the Abstract Expressionists. Dubbed “action painting,” the individual “handwriting,” or brushstrokes of the artist and the emotive value of the colors used were of utmost importance in Abstract Expressionism. Although the term suggests otherwise, very few painters were working purely abstractly, as some major exponents included figurative images in their work. One such painter is Willem de Kooning, whose Women series has visceral and powerful strokes. Perhaps the quintessential Abstract Expressionist painter was Jackson Pollock. Pollock dripped, splashed, and drizzled his canvases with house paint, creating dense psychological landscapes of line. His work has influenced artists even today. Other major Abstract Expressionists include Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell and Clyfford Still.


Feeling inspired? Try out these fine products…

From $19.99

Abstracts in Acrylic and Ink

by North Light

A playful painting workshop.

Up to 30% Off

Compendium of Acrylic Painting Techniques

by Search Press

300 tips, techniques and trade secrets

From $6.84

Up to 61% Off

Titanium Brushes Short Handle Single Stock

by Robert Simmons

Duplicates the feel of chunking bristle!

Up to 50% Off

Monet Pro Stretched Cotton Canvas Golden Rectangle

by Masterpiece Artist Canvas

Create a Golden Masterpiece with the Golden Rectangle

Up to 35% Off

Ha'Penny Sketch Pad

by Borden & Riley

Versatile, high quality sketch paper
Deal of the Week
(valid thru Jun 26)
 

Sparkle Glitter Brush Pens

by Spectrum Noir

summer time, pack of 3

Add glittery shimmer to you projects

  Sparkle Glitter Brush Pens

 
List: $16.95
 
Non-Member: $12.49
26% OFF
 
VIP Member: $10.89
36% OFF

Latest Product Reviews

Best website to shop with. Great prices and shipping is fast.
- H Jordan in Salton City, CA
OMG The best. I used red and I only had to put one coat. I was shocked. I will be buying all the colors.
- Karen J in North Augusta SC
This is by far the best ink I have used for my comics! Consistency is perfect. Pigment has the tendency to settle at the bottom of the bottle but I just stir it with a brush and it dissolves quickly. I buy this product in batches,because I am terrified that it will be discontinued. Joe Kubert's school recommended this ink.
- Francesco S. in New York

Free Download for Kids

Download free coloring book pages Download FREE
coloring book
pages to color at
home or school.

View Pages »

Please wait...
Please wait...