Category Archives: Abstract Expressionism

Louise Bourgeois 1911-2010

. . . . . . Louise Bourgeois ”Maman” CBC News

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Kristine Moran

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Jacob Tolmie

. . . . . . . . Jacob Tolmie, The Ram, mixed media, flourescent light, 80 x 110 cm, 2004 . . .

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Miquel Barceló- “Figures and Myths”

Miquel Barceló. Elefandret, 2007 bronze, 1/8 157” x 67” x 63 1/8” Miquel Barceló en la catedral de Palma Miquel Barceló, New ceiling of a conference room of the United Nations Human Rights Council, 2008 Miquel Barceló Clay and Bronze

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Paul Russo – 1000 Black Paintings

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Ad Reinhardt – “The Intentional Enigma”

In the last ten years of Reinhardt’s life, he developed a theory of application, a manifesto, an artful method which he sought to perfect within the medium of his paintings: “A square (neutral, shapeless) canvas, five feet wide, five feet … Continue reading

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Ad Reinhardt – “The eye is a menace to clear sight.”

“The more stuff in it, the busier the work of art, the worse it is. More is less. Less is more. The eye is a menace to clear sight. The laying bare of oneself is obscene. Art begins with getting … Continue reading

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Elegy for Robert Rauschenberg

Elegy for Robert Rauschenberg Robert Rauschenberg: Combines Curated by Paul Schimmel, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. “This elegy is dedicated to the memory of Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) and to the memory of his friendship with my late husband, … Continue reading

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David Smith “Sculpture- Free from collusion, obedience, and exploitation.”,

One critic has written: “The ferocity of his attack on church, state and press, and on the inhumanity of just about every instrument and symbol of the capitalist system, leaves no doubt about Smith’s conviction that in order to attain … Continue reading

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David Smith “Its existence will be its statement”

this sculpture will not be the mystical abode of power of wealth of religion Its existence will be its statement It will not be a scorned ornament on a money changer’s temple Or a house of fear It will not … Continue reading

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David Smith “power, structure, movement, progress, suspension, destruction and brutality”

David Smith Untitled (Candida), 1965 Stainless steel, 103 x 120 x 31 inches “Profoundly influenced by the welded sculptures of Julio González and of Picasso, Smith started devoting himself entirely to metal sculptures, constructing compositions from steel and “found” scrap … Continue reading

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David Smith “exploration of an open, linear structure”

He spent the thirties and forties within the frame of modern convention. After World War II, together with his Abstract Expressionist friends, Smith reached for a larger feeling beyond that frame, prewar art having become too small and fine-fingered. He … Continue reading

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David Smith “Spiritual minimalism”

“Possibly steel is so beautiful because of all the movement associated with it, its strength and functions…I am slightly pleased when I see rust on stainless material…possibly it states philosophically that stainless is not wholly pure and has a susceptability, … Continue reading

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The Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel “I’m not an abstract artist, I’m not interested in the relationship of colour or form or anything else. I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions – tragedy, ecstasy, doom and so on.” Mark Rothko. “The Rothko … Continue reading

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Ad Reinhardt “…obligation to be intelligent doesn’t extend to the field of art!?!?”

“I don’t know anything about art, but I know what I like….” “Yeah, isn’t it nice that the obligation to be intelligent doesn’t extend to the field of art?” Ad Reinhardt: Art comics and satires ; [exhibition], Truman Gallery … … Continue reading

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