Brane Crlenjak


Artist biography

Brane Crlenjak is regarded as a well established artist, Brane Crlenjak was born in 1930. Also born in 1930 and of this same generation are Goody Barrett, Carlos Pérez Siquier, Anna Maria Tosini, Monique Baroni, and William Henry Blackman.

Further Biographical Context for Brane Crlenjak

Brane Crlenjak was born in 1930 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Brane Crlenjak

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