Brown Forest

1965
(American, 1913-)
Support: Basenwerk Parchment wove paper
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Sheet: 88.8 x 66.1 cm (34 15/16 x 26 in.); Image: 76.2 x 60.9 cm (30 x 24 in.)
Location: not on view
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The Abstract Expressionists, like the Surrealists, rejected the limited perceptions of rational thought and used automatism: marks made by moving the hand rapidly and uncontrollably to produce images that emerge directly from the unconscious mind. Abstract Expressionists made art intuitively; their works record the spontaneous gestures of an arm moving across a canvas or sheet of paper. Many of the Abstract Expressionists made prints. Since a block of wood can be carved freely, woodcut was often used to obtain dynamic images which have a startling immediacy and reveal the process of their creation. The compositions are vigorous and animated, covering the entire sheet, so that the eye travels continuously over the surface.
Brown Forest

Brown Forest

1965

Fred Becker

(American, 1913-)
America, 20th century

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