Henriette Adriensence


Artist biography

Henriette Adriensence is seen as an established artist, Henriette Adriensence was born in 1936. Also born in 1936 and of this same generation are Carlos Villa, Arakawa Shusaku, Lucas Samaras, Johnny Rolf, and Pichler Walter.

Further Biographical Context for Henriette Adriensence

Born in 1936, Henriette Adriensence's creative work was primarily inspired 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 properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Key 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, though necessary revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Henriette Adriensence

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