Abstract impressionism is an art of abstract painting in which the artists expresses themselves through the use of colors with no need of objective representations. In abstract impressionism soft brush strokes builds large areas which exhibits control of entire painting expressing the artist's mental focus on inner emotions and wisdom.
All impressionist paintings (even abstract) express lyrical and thoughtful qualities , peace of mind an inner calmness. Paintings are similar to paintings of Impressionists such as Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Armand Guillaumin, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet and Vincent van Gogh. But of course: abstract.
In abstract impressionism it is not rate that artist finishes his paintings and only after that, he begins to find suitable name or just numbers it. On the contrary the traditional impressionists know from the beginning what they are going to paint. Abstract impressionist can act in certain emotional state and put paint as he feels it to be the best without any intention on final outcome. Of course real object are painted to and can be recognized. But shape, texture or color
of painted object is not important. Any detail of panted object can be ignored.
On the contrary in the abstract expressionism the brush strokes are large and bold and the paint is applied in a rapid outpouring of emotion and energy. Brush strokes can be even violent. And also as in abstract impressionism done with or without purpose. In both styles they must be executed without fear of ruining the final outcome.
Abstract impressionism originated in New York City in the 1940s. Term "abstract impressionism" was for the first time used by Elaine de Kooning. Soon it was used by critic Louis Finkelstein in an attempt to distinguish art of Philip Guston. Specifically the difference between his two forms. The primary difference is in approach. In abstract impressionism it is the feeling of finished piece that
is important. It was Paul Jackson Pollock, an important figure in the abstract expressionist movement, who helped introduce abstract impressionism to the world. Then it was introduced to Paris in the 1950s by Canadian artist Jean-Paul Riopelle. For contemporary abstract impressionist artists we must name Lukas Halza currently living and painting in Prague, Czech Republic.
The most important predecessor of abstract impressionism were of course impressionism and any other abstract movement. Abstract impressionists can be divided into three groups. The first group are impressionists without need to pain anything concrete. Like if you imagine abstract Monet. Various colors, different positions and shapes, but very similar style. The second group "Color Field Painters" like Mark Rothko whose works possess intensive colors simple shapes and various qualities such as sizable canvasses and flat compositions. The third group is very similar to abstract expressionism "Action Painters" like Pollock and De Kooning but less, rapid and aggressive moves and much more soft style with delicate connection of surfaces of different colors.