1. Alle Posts mit dem Tag "abstract art"

  2. Opening today in New York, don’t miss Tibor de Nagy Gallery's new show,  Starting Out: 9 Abstract Painters 1958-1971. 

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  3. "Painting is about the beauty of space and the power of containment." - Sam Francis 

    Artist Sam Francis developed his signature colorful abstract style after moving to Paris in 1950 - which he is famed for to this day.

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  4. The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul.

    Wassily Kandinsky

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  5. Remembering Kandinsky

    "The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul." - Wassily Kandinsky

    Born on Dec 16, 1866, in Moscow, Wassily Kandinsky was strongly influenced by music throughout his childhood, an inspiration which would be seen later on in his art. It is said that before moving to Munich, the artist was able to see an exhibit featuring the painting of Claude Monet, which was also a large part of his artistic inspiration.

    During WWII, he moved to France where he would live until his death. Kandinsky gained French citizenship in 1939 and five years later, he died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, leaving behind an Abstract art legacy.

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  6. Silence is so accurate

    Mark Rothko

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  7. Remembering Rothko

    "Silence is so accurate."Mark Rothko 

    The artist was born Marcus Rothkowitz on this day in 1903, in Dvinsk. His family left Russia and settled in Portland, OR, in 1913. It was towards the late 1940s and 1950s, that he painted the works for which he is best known for: blocks of color in luminous washes that create large, contemplative forms on canvas.

    Rothko also spent several years concentrating on works for a chapel in Houston, reinforcing his unwavering belief in the spiritual and emotional qualities of Abstract Art. In 1970, Rothko, who suffered from depression, took his own life.

    Rothko’s No 14 is on view at SFMOMA. 

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  8. Origins

    Belgian born painter Jean-François Suys creates brilliant works that seek to revive a sense of beauty, peace, and bonding with our lives and the universe. 

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  9. Coffee & Abstraction

    Start your week with coffee and a look at the most beautiful, glowing, and visionary works by Contemporary art stars such as Sam Francis, Kenneth Noland, Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, and James Turrell.

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  10. The Art of Zao Wou-Ki

    The highest price paid for any work at international auction in April 2013 was for a sublime blue abstracted landscape oil painting by Contemporary artist Zao Wou-Ki, one of the greatest Chinese artists of the 20th and 21st century. 

    The artist’s paintings and prints are considered to be a major art historical development of both Western abstraction and Chinese landscape painting.

    We took a closer look at the nature and art of Zao Wou-Ki.

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  11. Kandinsky

    Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944) was not only a renowned Abstract painter, but was also an influential art theorist, well-known for his ties to the historical German Bauhaus School. 

    After the closing of Bauhaus by the oppressive Nazi regime, Kandinsky moved to France, where he would live until his death in Neuilly-sur-Seine, leaving behind an incomparable Abstract Art legacy. 

    Kandisky’s 1920 work, Ohne Titel, is now available on artnet Auctions.

    Place your bid

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  12. Larry Poons

    With so many exhibitions opening today, we’re absolutely spoiled with choices! 

    If you’re in New York, make sure to stop by Danese Gallery’s opening of new works by Tokyo-born Abstract painter Larry Poons

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  13. Inventing Abstraction

    Wasily Kandinsky, Frantisek Kupka, Francis Picabia, Robert Delaunay and many more are celebrated in Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925 at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, marking the centennial of this bold new type of artwork. 

    The exhibition brings together many of the most influential works in abstraction’s early history and covers a wide range of artistic production, making it a must-see show in the new year! 

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  14. Spotlight on Jules Olitski

    "As we all know, inspiration, like love, can’t be induced. If we are fortunate, it will happen, falling upon us like a gift from the gods"—excerpt from the essay The Courage of Conviction.

    We worked with The Jules Olitski Estate to publish this online catalogue of the American abstract artist’s biography, artwork, exhibitions, and more. 

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  15. RIP Paul Jenkins

    Famed American Abstract Expressionist artist Paul Jenkins died June 9, 2012, he was 89 years old. 

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  16. Happy Birthday, Ellsworth Kelly

    Contemporary painter and sculptor Ellsworth Kellyfamed for his panels of saturated color, turns 88 today! 

    His latest exhibition, Plant Drawings, opens at the Metropolitan Museum on June 5th. 

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