Rediscover one of the greatest art movements of the 20th century with Abstract Expressionism at the Royal Academy of Arts.
The first major retrospective on Abstract Expressionism in almost 60 years in the UK, this exhibition aims to re-evaluate the art movement, and give it new life and scope. From the colour-field painting of Mark Rothko, to Jackson Pollock's gestural brushstrokes, the display showcases the reinvention of non-figurative painting by a varied group of artists.
Featuring more than 150 works, Abstract Expressionism showcases masterpieces by Phillip Guston, Arshile Gorky, Barnett Newman, Willem de Kooning and Lee Krasner, among others. Renowned New York-based figures are displayed alongside those of West Coast American artists such as Sam Francis and Mark Tobey, in order to reflect the full spectrum of this revolutionary movement.
Highlights of the exhibition include Jackson Pollock’s Mural, Arshile Gorky’s Water of the Flowery Mill and Mark Rothko’s No. 15.