Post-Painterly Abstraction

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A general term introduced by the American critic Clement Greenberg in 1964 to cover the wide variety of artists who broke away from the previously dominant style of Abstract Expressionism and were still working in an abstract manner. They rejected ‘painterly’ qualities such as expressiveness and a fascination with facture, and instead opted for coolly planned and unmodulated areas of colour.

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