Event Title

Women of Abstract Expressionism: Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Elaine de Kooning

Start Date

25-4-2017 1:20 PM

End Date

25-4-2017 1:40 PM

Description

Lee Krasner’s artistic career embodies the struggle of the female artist during the Abstract Expressionism movement. Although she observed and found inspiration in artists such as Mondrian and Matisse, critics oftentimes attributed her style and content solely to her marriage to Jackson Pollock, another Abstract Expressionist artist. They made comments that Krasner’s work was simply “tidying up” that of her husband’s, and that her work was not completely considered Abstract Expressionism, even though it included several of the main components of the movement. Even though she was one of the few women featured in exhibitions during this time, the exhibitions focused on the assumed femininity in her works and her relationship with male artists. Krasner’s career highlights the unequal and unfair treatment of female artists, particularly during the 1950s and 60s.

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Apr 25th, 1:20 PM Apr 25th, 1:40 PM

Women of Abstract Expressionism: Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Elaine de Kooning

Lee Krasner’s artistic career embodies the struggle of the female artist during the Abstract Expressionism movement. Although she observed and found inspiration in artists such as Mondrian and Matisse, critics oftentimes attributed her style and content solely to her marriage to Jackson Pollock, another Abstract Expressionist artist. They made comments that Krasner’s work was simply “tidying up” that of her husband’s, and that her work was not completely considered Abstract Expressionism, even though it included several of the main components of the movement. Even though she was one of the few women featured in exhibitions during this time, the exhibitions focused on the assumed femininity in her works and her relationship with male artists. Krasner’s career highlights the unequal and unfair treatment of female artists, particularly during the 1950s and 60s.