Chapter 6 – Abstract New York

Abstract Expressionists were SERIOUS!

The development of abstract expressionism as a movement gathered pace during the 40’s and especially after World War II. The Pollocks and the De Koonings of the time decided that traditional figurative painting was not achieving anything new and henc…


painting past present

This is a painting, red and black. For a person newly informed of art and artistic history, a visit to the MoMA’s Abstract Impressionist New York exhibition is almost as surreal as some of the artworks themselves. My approach to going ’round the g…


New York is where I’d rather stay..

  http://www.tvacres.com/food_menus_lisa.htmCity and country are often positioned in contrast to each other. In popular culture, the city presents intelligentsia, culture, fashion, the arts and the countryside offers nature, farming, and


The Escape.

Merriam-Webster has a rather brief definition of urbanism and modernism: URBANISM the characteristic way of life of city dwellers or the study of the physical needs of urban societies.MODERNISM modern artistic or literary …


85th Avenue at 10th Street

“The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.” — Willem de KooningThe image was some sort of representation of a …


MoMA

Museum of Modern Art, shortly MoMA. We’ve been there yesterday and it was awesome. Being surrounded by abstraction and modernism is really new for me.Everything what we’ve seen was modern, I think. I don’t know another word to call it. And it was…


Peeled Paint at MoMA

Yesterday my J-Term class visited The Big Picture: Abstract Expressionist New York, an exhibition at MoMA that is on display through April 25. One of the pieces that particularly caught my eye was a small photo by Minor White (1908-1976) entitled Peeled Paint on Store Window, San Francisco . Taken in 1951, the photograph resembles […]