Notes on Style & Environment 1: Critique of Concrete Painting’s ‘Counter-Nature’

Harold Rosenberg says in his essay Criticism and Its Premises, found in the collected texts Art on the Edge, “Modern art is saturated with issues and ideologies that reflect the technological, political, social and cultural revolutions of the past one hundred years. Regardless of the degree to which the individual artist is conscious of theseContinue reading “Notes on Style & Environment 1: Critique of Concrete Painting’s ‘Counter-Nature’”

On Action Painting

Rosenberg’s contribution revolves around his assertions about Abstract Expressionism as a breakthrough in the history of painting: it was no longer painting pictures, instead the surface became a field for recording an event. It is the event or the ‘action’ of the expressionistic capacities of the painter themselves involved with a direct use of materials.Continue reading “On Action Painting”