This catalogue published by Yale University Press in association with Denver Art Museum and read thanks to Netgalley.com focus the attention on an art exhibit of 40 painters, all women.
These women in the art exhibit: "Women of Abstract Expressionism" at the Denver Art Museum in 2008.
The book edited by Joan Marter with an introduction by Gwen F. Chanzit and essays by Robert Hobbs, Ellen G. Landau, Susan Landauer, Joan Marter and an interview with Irving Sandler.
The art of Abstract Expressionism started with great energy in San Francisco and New York City during the 40s and 50s.
In general in the past painters predominantly men. With this new current of art, women tried to come out putting out all their feelings, sentiments. There is everything in these paintings, from literature to music, passing through cubism (I liked a lot that paintings) poetry and in general women's diversified world.
Main artists of this movement Jay DeFeo, Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan, Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell.
My impression of paintings: they're good. Sure for what I can see there were portrayed in these canvas all the complexities of these women's feelings.
If you are interested to seeing these paintings here the places where you can find them:
Denver Art Museum
Mint Museum, Charlotte, N.C.
Palm Springs Art Museum
Enjoy these paintings with their peculiar force and spirit!
Anna Maria Polidori