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1 Mrs. Kampf Intro to Graphic Arts Abstract ArtMrs. KampfIntro to Graphic Arts
2 Abstract Artdoes not necessarily depict a person, place or thing in the natural world.can be extremely distorted or exaggerated.the subject of the work is based on what you see: color, shapes, brushstrokes, size, scale and, in some cases, the process (action painting)Abstract art, nonfigurative art, nonobjective art, and nonrepresentational art are loosely related terms.
3 Abstract Expressionism is an American post–World War II art movement in American painting, developed in New York in the 1940s. It was the first specifically American movement to achieve international influence and put New York City at the center of the western art world, a role formerly filled by Paris.
4 Wassily Kandinsky: Composition VIII 1923 Oil on canvas 55 1/8 x 79 1/8 inSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York"Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another purposely, to cause vibrations in the soul." –Vasily Kandinsky, The Effect of Color, 1911
5 Willem de Kooning: Abstract Expressionist Woman V (1952–53)oil and charcoal on canvas h x w cmWoman V is one of a series of six paintings made by de Kooning between 1950 and 1953 that depict a three-quarter-length female figure.
6 Jackson Pollock Jackson Pollock, Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist),1950 Using house paint, he dripped, poured, and flung pigment from loaded brushes and sticks while walking around it. He said that this was his way of being “in” his work, acting as a medium in the creative process. For Pollock, who admired the sand painting of the American Indians, summoning webs of color to his canvases and making them balanced, complete, and lyrical, was almost an act of ritual. Like an ancient cave painter, he “signed” Lavender Mist in the upper left corner and at the top of the canvas with his handprints.
7 Frank Stella Harran II 1967 Polymer and fluorescent polymer paint on canvas,10 × 20 feetA major shift from this work began todevelop in 1966 with his Irregular Polygons,canvases in the shapes of irregulargeometric forms and characterized by largeunbroken areas of color. As this newvocabulary developed into a more openand color -oriented pictorial language,the works underwent a metamorphosis insize, expressing an affinity with architecturein their monumentality. Stella alsointroduced curves into his works, markingthe beginning of the Protractor series.Harran II evinces the great vaultingcompositions and lyrically decorativepatterns that are the leitmotif of the series,which is based on the semicircular draftinginstrument used for measuring andconstructing angles.Frank Stella
9 Robert Delaunay: orphism Rhythm, Joie de VivreRobert Delaunay’s gift to us is his bolduse of colour. His paintings express agreat love of what he sees as the rhythmof nature and the movement of colors. His work using coloured ‘simultaneousdiscs’ was influenced by the research ofthe 19th century chemist Eugene Chevreulwho concluded that "Two adjacent colours,when seen by the eye, will appear asdissimilar as possible".Delaunay’s work encourages us to see theworld with fresh eyes, to notice the shapeand colour of the world around us. It fillsus with feelings of light and optimism. It calls us to embrace the world andour sense of place in it.
10 Joan Miró: surrealism Woman Encircled by the Flight of a Bird, 1941 Playful, joyful, energetic and colourful, Joan Miró's paint language appears very simple – bird, star, sun, moon, figure, colour, surface, and so on. But like the best poets, the artist's juggling of these elements is sophisticated and playful at the same time. The results are unique, immediately recognisable and vibrant - a delight to behold.
11 Paul Klee: cubism Senecio, 1922 The art of Paul Klee defies easy categorisation. During his career he experimented relentlessly with creating images in a wide variety of styles, some abstract, some less so. Visionary, subtle, whimsical, sometimes innocent, but always innovative, his prolific output has ensured that he remains one of the favourites of twentieth century abstract artists.
12 Pablo Picasso: cubism Self Portrait with Cloak, 1901 Early Blue Period Spanish expatriate Pablo Picasso was one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, as well as the co-creator of Cubism.Born: 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973
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