Serene Flax

1925

Artist biography

Serene Flax was a visual artist. Serene Flax was born in 1925. Artists Fausto Borrani, Christian Due, Stanislava Cervenkova, José Manuel Capuletti, and Rolf Diess are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Serene Flax

Born in 1925, Serene Flax was largely influenced by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive 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. Influential 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 underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Serene Flax

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