Thursday, 2 September 2010

more of the work I like

Georgia O'Keeffe
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-)
'Mother Russia',
fan, 1994, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 82 x 90 inches. This type of collage is known as femmage.

Marc Chagall
'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.

Paul Signac
The Pink Cloud, Antibes (1916)

Gabriel Orozco
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.