Posted on August 3, 2011
As of early September, the prestigious New York gallery exhibit some fundamental works of artists as diverse as Tom Wesselmann, Joseph Hirsch and David Levine.
"All aboard from home" by Joseph Hirsch
Bohemians, curious, art experts or profane perfect. Any of them that are in the vicinity of Fifth Avenue New York until September 2 will enjoy the next temporary exhibition that heterogeneous Forum Gallery has devised for this summer.
The diversity of painters is unified around-and nothing less-that by the 1970s, particularly fruitful period for the art world in general and American art in particular. With the eloquent title "That Seventies Show" Forum curators pose an eclectic and interesting exhibition that brings together works of figurative as Gregory Gillespie, David Levine and Joseph Hirsch (among others) and pop art references as Tom Wesselmann.
Beyond the chronological excuse to enjoy "good art" from Forum emphasize the creative ferment of the '70s, a decade that saw the consolidation of some trends such as abstraction, especially hand Richard Anuszkiewicz and Eli Bornstein.
"Study for Nude Sedre Print" by Tom Wesselmann
Nottingham and Wesselmann
Another important aspect of this exhibition is the "rescue" of the work of Robert Cottingham and Tom Wesselmann. Although each with a distinct style, both artists stood by the early use of photography in his works.
Wesselmann, who showed great skill in techniques such as screen printing, lithography and became popular for their stunning naked and theming everyday consumption.
For his part, Robert Cottingham in the U.S. is considered a pioneer of the "photorealism" movement after the pop-art exuberance of what many consider a "lesser brother".
The exhibition takes place at the Forum Gallery in New York (730 Fifth Avenue at 57 street). More info on the web gallery .
"Barber shop" by Robert Cottingham
MV Related Experiences: Robert Motherwell
Posted on July 14, 2011
Next Saturday will mark 20 years since the death of Robert Motherwell. Symbol of American expressionist art, original work drew much of the history of Spain.
Tomorrow two decades of the death of Robert Motherwell will be met. The date is, in itself, a ephemeris of the art world. But probably the work serves to revalue who began his career "pillared" in Surrealism and was crowned icon of Abstract Expressionism, at least as understood by Americans.
Despite his U.S. citizenship, an important part of his legacy focuses on Spain, concerning the republic and the Spanish civil war. His celebrated series "Elegy to the Spanish Republic" is the result of ideological and emotional impact that those pages Iberian history left in Motherwell.
In an interview with El País in 1980, Motherwell himself explained: "Then I was twenty years old and belonged to no political party, but the civil war was a symbol for my generation, as would a little later, in late the sixties with the Vietnam War, with the only difference that the Spanish saw the dramatic prelude to the Second World War. I understand that it is shocking that a Yankee mix issues in Spanish, but do not want to project my thoughts on Spain-my personal way of seeing things-in Spanish. "
Admirer of Picasso and Matisse, Motherwell said not understand Dali's work and understand that many of their influences were among his own contemporaries Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, for example.
Also highlighted as an art historian, the fanatical use of black was not his only distinguishing feature. Motherwell is also distinguished by being a lucid writer of his generation. Just as he explained what was meant to be-or-world view of abstract expressionism and how the ways of non-figurative art is transited.
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Text: Andrés Bacigalupo
Posted on June 5, 2011
To make ends meet, the Malba exposes Pettoruti 37 works, the great Argentine abstract painter. A selection of oils, watercolors and collages to rethink the great artist.
Must go back to 1924 and the gallery Witcomb Buenos Aires to find the controversial "foundational" Pettoruti time (1892-1971). The date refers to its first exhibition in Argentina after more than a decade of living in Europe and assimilate the Cubist and Futurist trends.
This year, the same in which it will be 40 years after his death, the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (Malba) found the opportunity to organize an exhibition of 37 of his works that allow considering their mark on the national abstract art .
Until the 27th of this month, "Pettoruti and abstract art 1914-1949" aims to summarize in 37 works (including paintings, collages and watercolors) the artist's eye over a field of art that has rarely been the subject of several controversies . The idea is "to show what it was that he said, from his practice, about the problem of abstraction," he told the press the curator of the exhibition, Patricia Artundo.
Works and catalog
Among the works on display at the Malba include "Harmony, movement, space", "Centripetal Force", "Cosas de village", "City Country", "Still Life" and "Shadows." In addition, the museum has published A bilingual catalog of 120 pages including two curatorial essays.