Thursday, 2 September 2010
Blue Lines X (1916)
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The visionary painter was one of only about a dozen European and American artists attempting abstract paintings in 1916. It looks like paint is still running through the canvas, seeping through in tiny slits.
Miriam Schapiro (Canadian-American, 1923-)
fan, 1994, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 82 x 90 inches. This type of collage is known as femmage.
'I and the Village’ painted in Paris in 1911.
Influenced by a childhood spent in rural surroundings, Chagall’s ‘I and the Village’ is a dreamlike representation of goats, pastures, a farmer, a violinist, and simplistic images of houses, some of them upside-down. The whole could be viewed as a jigsaw puzzle extracted from a child’s imagination.
Strong and bright colors began to portray the world in a dreamlike state. Fantasy, nostalgia, and religion began to fuse together to create otherworldly images. Floating objects, and vibrant, swirling colors.
The Pink Cloud, Antibes (1916)
Yielding Stone is a large ball of plasticine (modeling clay) that was rolled down city streets in 1992, making impressions in the ball and collecting various debris. The ball ultimately weighed as much as Orozco himself.