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. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 10