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Video: Abstract Expressionists in 60 seconds

Published 11 November 2016

Got a minute? In these short videos, the RA’s Artistic Director introduces five of the key figures of Abstract Expressionism.

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    Jackson Pollock in 60 seconds

    Tim Marlow gives a quick introduction to the work of Jackson Pollock, perhaps the most famous of all the Abstract Expressionists. Pollock died in car crash at the age of just 44, but in his short career he produced work of enormous power and influence.

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    Mark Rothko in 60 seconds

    Take a look at the “breathing, pulsating” canvases of the colour field painter Mark Rotho in this short introduction by Tim Marlow.

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    Willem de Kooning in 60 seconds

    Tim Marlow takes a look at Willem de Kooning, the Dutch immigrant who became one of the most important and influential of the New York School painters.

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    Clyfford Still in 60 seconds

    Why is Clyfford Still less known in the UK than the likes of Rothko and Pollock? The RA’s Artistic Director Tim Marlow explains.

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    Joan Mitchell in 60 seconds

    The RA’s Artistic Director Tim Marlow looks at the work of Joan Mitchell, a painter who divided her time between the US and Europe.