why do you think abstract expressionism is such an important modernist art movement 200 250 words

The works of Abstract Expressionists like Rothko and Pollock have been some of the most expensive paintings sold at auction:

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  • $72.8 million for White Center (Yellow, Pink and Lavender on Rose), 1950 by Mark Rothko (2007)
  • $140 million for No. 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock (2006)

Visit the following websites on Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock:

Based on the information above and from the lectures and textbook, answer the following questions:

1) Why do you think Abstract Expressionism is such an important modernist art movement? Be sure to mention at least 3 specific characteristics of the works of Rothko and Pollock that have contributed to this movement and its important place in art history.

2) use 3 or more vocab words

3) compare the 2 paintings in your arguement