The Easel

Alan Gouk writes on Abstract Expressionism at the RA

More AbEx! The Royal Academy’s Abstract Expressionism show may be pulling in the crowds but there is still space for dissenting voices. Clyfford Still – “artistically somewhat inert, inexpressive”. Barnett Newman – “colossally over-rated”. Franz Kline – “simply a very bad painter”. Joan Mitchell – “a vapid work”. One can only wonder that if these artists are not worthy of attention, who is?