Definition of ab–ex
: abstract expressionism If Abstract Expressionism was a response to a world out of balance, Minimalism was a response to Ab Ex, replacing self-expression with intellectual analysis … — Mary Thomas, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5 Aug. 2009
Ab–Exadjective, informal By the end of the 1940s Ab-Ex painters were turning out oversized canvases with the energy, zeal and heroism to be found only in post-World War II America. — Robert Goff, Forbes, 4 May 1998
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Origin and Etymology of ab–ex
First Known Use: 1973
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