Ed Ruscha has been making work in Los Angeles for the better part of the century. People often talk about Ed’s work, his paintings, his books, photos or films as different. Ruscha broke classical tradition, stepped outside of the boundaries and changed art. Ed Ruscha the most iconic artist in the 20th century pioneered the pop art movement inspiring the world to think outside the box with his bold design choices. Ed Ruscha greatly influenced contemporary art, changing the way the world perceived the simple but yet so complicated works that Ruscha composed. Ruscha defies easy categorization as an he artist. He is simultaneously known as a pop artist, a conceptual artist, surrealist artist and is
Ed Ruscha has been making work in Los Angeles for the better part of the century. People often talk about Ed Ruscha’s work, his paintings, his books, photos or films as different and non-traditional. Ruscha broke classical tradition of realism, stepped outside of the boundaries and changed art. Ed Ruscha the most iconic artist in the 20th century pioneered the pop art movement inspiring the world to think outside the box with his bold design choices. Ed Ruscha greatly influenced contemporary art, changing the way the world perceived the simple but yet so complicated canvas that Ruscha composed. Ruscha defies easy categorization as an he artist. He is simultaneously known as a pop artist, a conceptual artist, surrealist
The engulfing size of the painting (250.5 x 159.5 cm) drives the audiences mind into a hypnotic frenzy as they are overwhelmed by bright and sensual colours, which, have the ability to evoke deep emotions and realisations. Kandinsky has portrayed this through the disorientation of his own personal visions of society during the industrial revolution. The rough yet expressive outline of buildings, a rainbow and the sun gives reference to realism as it allows viewers to connect and understand underlying motifs and shapes yet is painted abstractly to move away from the oppressive and consumerist society. Thus, Kandinsky breaks boundaries through his innovative approach to his art-making practise concluded from his personal belief of ‘art for arts sake’. He believed that art should mainly convey the artist’s personal views and self-expressionism that translated a constant individuality throughout his work from an inner intentional emotive drive. This broke traditional boundaries as art in the renaissance period was meant to be a ‘narration’ or an artwork where an audience could learn and benefit from. This is evidently shown in Composition IV as it exemplifies Kandinsky’s inner feelings towards the industrialised society
I went to Edvard Munch and his younger German contemporaries exhibition which is on the third floor of the Neue Galerie on Friday, April 7th in New York City. This unique show contains both Munch’ s different versions of Prints and Painting and some other artists’ artwork in The Bridge group. Munch’ s the most famous artwork - The Scream also been shown in this great show.
He uses a small topic and creates a great painting simply made of words. For example, in Beowulf, the author is describing how Beowulf goes down into the fen to fight off Grendel’s mother, who is an evil creature that has the ability to kill people almost instantly. “He thought he would never come to the bottom. Perhaps there was no bottom, and he was falling into hell? Perhaps there was no way back? The water was foul, thick with blood and slime.” p.66. This creates an image of what Beowulf is doing, how he feels, and what is around him. Robert Nye also did a great job at giving us detail about the
The top left hand corner of the painting has a lot of different hues, it transitions from yellow to blue and green. There are several lines that connect to the rest of the painting, if you follow them, your eyes will eventually go all around without hesitation. All the lines and organic shapes give the Black Spot I painting unity. Next to the Black Spot is a few circular shapes with lines connected them, it looks as if it’s a roller skate and gives the impression of implied movement. The way Kandinsky has created the hues in this painting has brought a sense of dramatic to the painting. Kandinsky uses the different hues throughout the painting to make organic shapes have more curves by the way the light and dark values are painted. By having the background painted in mostly cool colors, it causes the black spot and all the lines stand out. Kandinsky gives harmony to his painting by using the repetition of the same primary colors and lines throughout his painting.
Mark Rothko is recognized as one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century and during his lifetime was touted as a leading figure in postwar American painting. He is one of the outstanding figures of Abstract Expressionism and one of the creators of Color Field Painting. As a result of his contribution of great talent and the ability to deliver exceptional works on canvas one of his final projects, the Rothko Chapel offered to him by Houston philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil, would ultimately anchor his name in the art world and in history. Without any one of the three, the man, the work on canvas, or the dream, the Rothko Chapel would never have been able to exist for the conceptualization of the artist, the creations on
Russian painter and pioneer of abstract modern art, Kandinsky’s art and ideas impacted and inspired many generations of artists, from his students at Bauhaus, to the Abstract Expressionists post World War 2. Kandinsky contested the boundaries of conventional art making practice through his rare artistic style that departs from the strict conventions of realism and naturalism formed by the Academie, and seeks to convey inner spiritual experience by challenging intentions and emotive capacities. He sought to convey a universal, visual and spiritual language of abstract forms and colours, along with interpreting his synesthetic experience of music, to create artworks that transcended cultural and physical boundaries.
The location of the exhibition is at Marketview Arts of York, Pennsylvania on the 3rd floor Gallery Hall. This particular gallery is an addition to the York College Studios at Marketview Arts that holds First Friday exhibitions and events. Like Mirror, Mirror, exhibition programs are featured that include shows of contemporary artists that are nationally known, as well as faculty and students. What makes York College Galleries more enticing is all events are free and open to the public. This is inspiring as an encouragement for many young art students near York as well as those who love the arts to take the opportunity to explore the the visual arts.
One year after their initial meeting, the famous rivalry between the two artists emerges. Both artists became active participants in the avant-garde movement, and started creating Cubist works. The exhibit follows this transition, leading viewers to the main attraction: the quintessential Cubist room. Featuring perhaps one of the best representations of the similarities between the two artists, Picasso’s “The Poet” (1912) and Rivera’s “Sailor at Lunch,” (1914) the room shows the beginning stages of the experimentation for both of the artists.
I visited a small gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina called the Shain Gallery. The exhibition that is currently on display is by the artist Arless Day. The exhibition consists of painted mixed media on canvas (some had frames) and paint on canvas (no frames, on the floor, and leaning on the partitioned walls). My focus during my visit to the Shain Gallery was on the signage, layout and spacing, lighting, and distractions.
My first impressions as I pulled up into the museum’s parking lot was that it was the very small place, it looked like a store that sold art pieces. As I walked inside I noticed that it was a bigger than I thought. The gallery has 3 big open space rooms filled with dozens of pieces of art. As I you walk inside you will find the Atrium where the retail gallery is located, as you go inside there is the Grand gallery which is the biggest room and at the end, it is the project gallery.
I first encountered Rothko's work at the Tate Modern gallery in London in 2008. When first examining his works, including other famous paintings such as Mural for End Wall' it struck me as a simplistic style, yet with its luminous rectangles and saturated colour, a sense of mystery was conveyed in a modern era. Moreover, on cream idilic walls, 'Light red over black' automatically illuminated from the walls in deep dark red, blues and blacks which led me to interpret his work as profoundly imbued with an emotional content that he articulated through a range of styles that had evolved from figurative to abstract. Furthermore, when examining this painting up close, the application of what seemed to be very thing layers of paint over each other, allowed the colours to radiate through, creating a sense of drama and light, despite the colours
The C. Grimaldis Gallery has a bit of history standing behind it. It was established in 1977 by Consantine Grimaldis and is the longest operating art gallery in the Baltimore City area. The gallery hosts exhibitions featuring American and European artists and works from the Post World War II, contemporary, and modern eras. The gallery has very high ceilings with white painted walls and pale wood flooring, allowing the artwork to “speak for itself” on display and to limit distractions to the viewers. It’s a very airy and comfortable place to be in, and it takes on a beautiful aura when displaying René Treviño’s artwork in particular.