Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974)

Marine, Acrylic on paper, 1970

Untitled, Acrylic and ink on paper, 1970

Untitled, Hand-colored etching on paper, 1945

Adolph Gottlieb was an American painter who was involved with the Abstract Expressionist movement.

Philip Guston (1913-1980)

Beggar's Joys, 1954-55

Zone, 1953-54

Multiplied, 1972

Philip Guston was a Canadian-born American painter and printmaker who was part of the transition from the art movement Abstract Expressionism to Neo-expressionism, by including stylized but representational subjects in his work.

Barnett Newman (1905-1970)

The Name I

Concord, 1949

Vir Heroicus Sublimis, 1950-51

Barnett Newman was an American artist who was primarily a color field painter, although in his lifetime he created a few sculptures.

Kenneth Noland (1924-2010)

Tropical Zone, 1964

Half, 1959

Bridge, 1964

Kenneth Noland was an American painter known particularly for his work in color fields and abstract expressionism. Most of his paintings include either circles, targets, chevrons, or shaped canvases.

John Chamberlain (1927- )

Kiss #28, Painted steel, 1970

Le mole, Cast polyester resin covered with aluminum and silicon oxide vapor deposit, 1971

Hatband, Painted steel, 1960

John Chamberlain is an American sculptor known for his work in bringing Abstract Expressionism into three-dimensional work. Chamberlain's sculptures generally are composed of metal, including crushed automobiles and steel.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008)

Bed, Combine painting, 1955

Robert Rauschenberg was an American artist who worked as a painter, sculptor, photographer, paper-maker, and performer. Rauschenberg is especially known for his "combines," paintings that incorporated objects onto their surface, creating a hybrid between painting and sculpture.

Jules Olitski (1922-2007)

Comprehensive Dream, Acrylic on canvas, 1965

Mother of Night-6, Acrylic on canvas, 1973

Tidewater, Watercolor, 1996

Jules Olitski was a Russian-born American painter, printmaker, and sculptor.

Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)

Untitled (The Hotel Eden), Construction, 1945

L'Egypte de Mlle. Cleo de Merode; cours elementaire d'histoire naturelle, Construction, 1940

Untitled (Cockatoo with Watch Faces), Construction, 1949

Joseph Cornell was an American artist whose work included mediums such as assemblage, sculpture, and film. He is especially known for his series of boxed assemblages made with found objects.

Larry Poons (1937- )

Han-San Cadence, Acrylic and fabric dye on canvas, 1963

Old Dominion, Acrylic on canvas, 1980

Glass Coach Loisville, Acrylic on canvas, 2007

Larry Poons is a Tokyo-born American painter who first gained fame through his paintings of circular shapes on brightly colored backgrounds. He currently lives and works in New York.

Hans Hofmann (1880-1966)

Landscape, Casein on Board, 1942

Crepuscule, Oil on Canvas, 1960

Song of the Nightingale, Oil on Canvas, 1964

Hans Hofmann was born in Germany but is considered an American painter. His work is generally characterized as abstract expressionism, and he is also known for his push/pull spatial theories, which suggests an alternative to one point perspective. Instead, the use of color, shape, and light could create a push and pull effect that creates the illusion of space and motion.