Category: american painters

brooklynmuseum: 🔵  Here’s a little BLUESDAY i…

brooklynmuseum:

🔵  Here’s a little BLUESDAY inspiration from our American art collection, currently on view in Infinite Blue.

American artist Yvonne Jacquette began painting aerial views in the 1970s and has become known for her explorations of perspective and composition in her bird’s-eye cityscapes. To create these views, Jacquette works from temporary studio spaces on the upper floors of tall office towers or apartment buildings. This nocturnal scene was painted from Lower Manhattan, facing east towards Brooklyn. Looking down on the East River and beyond, Jacquette used small strokes of paint to render the water that separates the city’s gridded boroughs and the bridges (with jewel-like suspension cables) that connect them.

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Yvonne Jacquette (American, born 1934). East River View with Brooklyn Bridge, 1983. Oil on canvas, 96 x 128 in. (243.8 x 325.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by the Landowne-Bloom Foundation in memory of Louis Landowne and Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 83.84. © artist or artist’s estate

philamuseum: Op artists like Edna Andrade were…

philamuseum:

Op artists like Edna Andrade were interested in the psychology of perception, using color juxtapositions and geometric forms to create visually ambiguous works that suggest movement. This painting engages our awareness of the act of seeing with a dynamic illusion composed of 3D hexagons in black, white, and gray. See this work in person in “Design in Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey.”

Hot Blocks,” 1966–67, by Edna Andrade © Estate of Edna Andrade

philamuseum: “Nobody sees a flower—really—it i…

philamuseum:

“Nobody sees a flower—really—it is so small—we haven’t time—and to see takes time … . “ —Georgia O’Keeffe

Take the time to see this flower and more in “Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950.”

Two Calla Lilies on Pink,” 1928, by Georgia O’Keeffe © The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 

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Expressive Color-Filled Portraits of Friends and Family by Hope Gangloff

Edith White (American, 1855 – 1946): Red roses…

Edith White (American, 1855 – 1946): Red roses (via Bonhams)

philamuseum: “I have always wanted my art to s…

philamuseum:

“I have always wanted my art to service my people—to reflect us, to relate to us, to stimulate us, to make us aware of our potential.” —Elizabeth Catlett, born on this day in 1915

Army Nurse,” 1943, by Elizabeth Catlett © Catlett Mora Family Trust / Licensed by VAGA, New York

Elanor Colburn (American, 1866 – 1939): Little…

Elanor Colburn (American, 1866 – 1939): Little Mary (via Bonhams)

philamuseum: Composition comes from Lee Krasne…

philamuseum:

Composition comes from Lee Krasner’s breakthrough series of “Little Image” paintings of the late 1940s. Meticulously crafted and intimately scaled, it reflects her deft control of unorthodox painting methods. Although seemingly impenetrable and unreadable, “Composition” celebrates painting as a primal means of communication through an analogy to picture-based writing systems.

Composition, 1949, by Lee Krasner © Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 

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Artist Paints Imaginary Ecosystems Bursting With Colorful Flora and Fauna

philamuseum: Philadelphia artist Edna Andrade …

philamuseum:

Philadelphia artist Edna Andrade (1917–2008) was a painter and pioneer of the male-dominated Op Art movement. Using dynamic juxtapositions of color and line, Andrade experimented with the effects of geometry on perception. Her Op Art paintings suggest movement and highlight the very act of seeing.

Night Sea,” 1977, by Edna Andrade © Estate of Edna Andrade 

Color Motion 4-64,” 1964, by Edna Andrade © Estate of Edna Andrade 

Hot Blocks,” 1966–67, by Edna Andrade © Estate of Edna Andrade