Monthly Archives: September 2019
They say that the whole world is a canvas on which we all write. And revolutionaries are those who always write in broad strokes, without paying any attention to those who seek to limit them.
The revolutionary artist uses new color combinations, new styles, but does not lose respect for the basics, and ultimately brings a new sound to all areas of art. Such an artist was Henri Matisse: not just a painter, but a man who generously splashed paints on the whole world of art. Matisse was an innovator, full of ideas, but also actively rethinking the past. His ideas are still reflected in the works of new and new creators. We can say that for many he opened the door to the world of art.
Henri Matisse opened his piggy bank with ideas and showed them to the world at the turn of two centuries, at the time of the flourishing of Art Nouveau. The era of modernism sought to admire the object, to equate them with art, in contrast to the past, when the artist turned the object into art using his talent. Continue reading
The painting “Christina’s World” became the quintessential success and glory of Andrew Wyeth, and turned into a real American “icon”, along with “American Gothic” by Wood, Whistler’s “Portrait of Mother” and “Washington Crosses Delaware” by Emmanuel Loyce. Wyeth himself considered this work a “complete failure”, sending it to the Manhattan Gallery Macbeth in 1948. The Museum of Modern Art acquired the canvas for $ 1800.
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Christine Olson, completely paralyzed below her waist, Wyeth first saw him literally dragging himself across a field in Maine – “like a crab along the shores of New England Continue reading
A small proportion of critics sometimes made attempts to “reconcile” Wyeth with the “main wave” of modernism. From time to time, disputes arose about the fact that in his works there was an abstract component that had a reference to the style of Klein, de Kooning and Pollock, which Wyeth himself spoke very contemptuously of.
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In truth, his early watercolors of the 30s and 40s, written in a free manner, were indeed not without some abstractness. Despite the opinion of detractors, Wyeth’s style has changed and transformed over the years of his career, which contradicts both those who accused him of moving “along the beaten track” and those who set him as an example of “continuity and constancy in the conditions of instability and uncertainty of modern life. ” Continue reading