This will be an Art Exhibition. All about how simple yet beautiful art can be.
I will be focusing on abstract pieces, that focus on simple shapes and colors.
Some art I will be reviewing and sharing with you will be from some AMAZING artists. Such as: Edward Weston, Barnett Newman, Jean Hans and many more! I hope you enjoy this glimpse of art history...
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Barnett Newman, Vir Heroicus Sublimis, 1950-1951, Oil on Canvas, 7' 11 3/8" X 17' 9 1/4"
Vir Heroicus Sublimis, 1950-1951, Oil on Canvas, 7' 11 3/8" X 17' 9 1/4" -Barnett Newman
Barnett Newman (January 29, 1905 – July 4, 1970) was an American
artist. He is seen as one of the major figures inabstract expressionismand one of the foremost of thecolor fieldpainters. In
the 1940s he worked as asurrealist, before developing his mature style. This is characterized
by areas of color separated by thin vertical lines, or "zips" as
Newman called them. In the first works featuring zips, the color fields are
varied, but later the colors are of pure and flat. The zips define the spatial
structure of the painting, while simultaneously dividing and uniting the
composition. His use of hard-edged areas of flat color, can be seen as a
precursor topost painterly.