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  • Richter's Own Small Abstract Paintings
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    Gerhard Richter combines abstract and figurative elements in his paintings to express his own perception of reality. I. Michael Danoff, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, says of Richter's paintings: "Ways of seeing are more certain than what is being seen". Richter organizes the formal elements space, line, colour, form, repetition and balance to fuse visual and invisible reality into a unified whole. Born February 9, 1932 in Dresden, East Germany, Richter knew he wanted to be...
  • Use Of African Aesthetics In Woodruff's Paintings
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    At first African-American artist were known as slave artisans, there skills included iron work, cabinet makers, quilt makers and silversmiths among others. The majority of these artists were using their talents to create useful items for their masters. In order to become a visual artist required talent, but it was a different for African-American artist back then. It was the nineteenth century, and race was a big issue, thus determining who could be trained in the arts. There were no schools or ...
  • Greatest Examples Of Abstract Art
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    There are generally two types of paintings- representational and abstract. While representational painting portrays recognizable objects, abstract painting does not look like a particular object. Instead, abstract art is made up of designs, shapes and colors. (web ) The meaning of abstract art is, in its most simplified form, art that relies on the emotions of the artist and the elements of design rather than exact representation. This broad definition allows artists almost unlimited freedom of ...
  • Beautiful Paintings Jackson
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    Matt Fran a Essentials of Art Jackson Pollock Jackson Pollock was an American abstract artist born in Cody, Wyoming in 1912. He was the youngest of his five brothers. Even though he was born on a farm, he never milked a cow and he was terrified of horses because he grew up in California. He dropped out of high school at the age of seventeen and proceeded to move to New York City with his older brother, Charles, and studied with Thomas Hart Benton at the Art Students League. Thomas Benton was alr...
  • Jackson Pollock
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    Jackson Pollack was a complex man who brought many things into the forefront of impressionism. Although he led a very short life of 44 years he was known as one of the pioneers of abstract impressionism. His abstract painting techniques and unhealthy psychological being made him very sought after, studied and critiqued. Within his complexity came out a brilliant artist that was widely considered the most influential painter of the 20th century. Pollacks first documented adventure into the art wo...
  • Rothko's Pure Colour Use
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    Introduction to Abstract Expressionism Abstract Expressionism started in America as a post World War II art movement. It was the first art movement that arose from America and put New York at the center of the art world. The term Abstract Expressionism was first applied to American art in 1946 by art critic Robert Coates. It is most commonly said that Surrealism is it's predecessor because of the use of spontaneous, automatic and subconscious creations. Abstract Expressionism gets its name from ...
  • Outward From Sages Paintings
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    My room has two doors and one window. One door is red and the other is gray. I cannot open the red door; the grey door does not interest me. Having no choice, I shall lock them both and look out of the window. -Kay Sage The work of Kay Sage (1898-1963) is known to be some of the most abstract art produced during the Surrealism movement. (Chadwick, 1997) Although it does not appear at first glance to be anywhere near as abstract as other Modernist artists such as Sonia Delaunay or Lyubov Popov a,...
  • Georgia O'keeffe S
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    Georgia O'Keeffe Born in 1887 in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, studied at the Art Institute of Chicago during 1905 and the Art Students League in New York City from 1907-1908. She worked briefly as a commercial artist in Chicago, and in 1912 she became interested in the principles of Oriental design. After working as a public school art supervisor in Amarillo, Texas from 1912-1914 she attended art classes conducted by Arthur Wesley Dow at Columbia University. She instituted Dow's system of art educati...
  • Action Painting And Colour Field Painting
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    Explain the Abstract Expressionism Movement. Introduction Abstract Expressionism was an American post-World War II art movement. The World War led many influential European artists to leave their war torn countries to travel to America. This led to a dramatic increase in the exposure American artists got to European Modernism and other art movements such as Surrealism and Dada, which where the main influences to the movement. The art movement received its name from the combination of the emotion...
  • Abstract Expressionist Paintings
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    Abstract Expressionism Abstract Expressionism Abstract Expressionism Essay, Research Paper Abstract Expressionism is a radical style of art with which artists outdistance their models, adding full, violent colour, and bold distortion. It was created by artists who felt uneasy expressing themselves with conventional styles of art that could not correctly convey their visions; artists like Jackson Pollock, Hans Hofmann, and Willem De Kooning, were all greatly involved in shaping Abstract Expressio...
  • Reinhardt's Abstract Painting 1960 65 Ad
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    Ad Reinhardt: Abstract Painting 1960-1965 Essay, Research Ad Reinhardt: Abstract Painting 1960-1965 Ad Reinhardt: Abstract Painting 1960-65 Ad Reinhardt's painting, Abstract Painting 1960-65, is at first glance' a black square canvas. The subject matter seems to be just what it is, a black painting. There are no people. No event or action is taken except for the fact that Reinhardt has made the painting. The title only provides us with the information that we are looking at an abstract painting....

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