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Abstract Expressionism combines the principles of Abstract Art and Expressionism, by enabling the subconscious instincts to work, a theory the Surrealists first started. As a result of the subconscious principle, the artist creates shapes automatically with small amounts of paint he or she drips onto the canvas, rather than deciding to control the brush as in conscious painting endeavors. Monet's last works (while he was partially blind) show this type of painting. He tried to find an outlet for his optical sensations. Kooning proposed that Abstract Expressionism was the ability to paint uniformly without emphasizing a particular form on the canvas. An example of this is an artist who wants the viewer to see a scene without the scene really existing.
 
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