“I'm interested in expressing the big emotions—tragedy, ecstasy, doom." – Mark Rothko
During the late 1940s, Jackson Pollock’s radical approach to painting revolutionized what it meant to create art.
“I paint not the things I see but the feelings they arouse in me.” – Franz Kline
“The painting is just a surface to be covered.” – Joan Mitchell
“Abstract Expressionism was the first American art that was filled with anger as well as beauty.” – Robert Motherwell
“I would prefer going to Churchill, Canada to walk the tundra than go to Paris.” – Barnett Newman