Abstract Art

Spain

The abstraction of Rafael Canogar

The abstraction of Rafael Canogar

Posted November 25th, 2013

Abstract Art, Contemporary Art, Shows, Spain

In the present exhibition of Canogar (until Feb 02, 2014 at The Valencian Institute of Modern Art)it has been sought to display, the permanent presence of abstraction throughout his long career, from 1957 to 2013. Very soon Canogar reached notoriety as an avant-garde painter and… Read More

Shows

Hantaï, Hartung, Soulages, Tàpies – The evolution of post-war European abstraction

Hantaï, Hartung, Soulages, Tàpies – The evolution of post-war European abstraction

Posted November 19th, 2013

Abstract Art, Europe, Shows

This exhibition in London brings together the work of four artists who were instrumental in the evolution of post-war European abstraction, and looks at the different ways they invigorated their practice against the backdrop of an increasingly confident US cultural scene. Paris continued to be… Read More

Women

Hilma af Klint – A Pioneer of Abstraction in Berlin

Hilma af Klint – A Pioneer of Abstraction in Berlin

Posted July 31st, 2013

Abstract Art, Modernism, Shows, Sweden, Women

The first comprehensive retrospective of the Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) is being held at the Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof. The exhibition (until 6 October 2013) presents a first comprehensive survey of the creative work of the Swedish female artist Hilma af Klint (1862-1944),… Read More

USA

Reinventing Abstraction curated by Raphael Rubinstein on view at Cheim & Read

Reinventing Abstraction curated by Raphael Rubinstein on view at Cheim & Read

Posted July 15th, 2013

Abstract Art, Shows, USA

This exhibition focuses on New York abstraction in the 1980s as practiced by a generation of painters born between 1939 and 1949. Official accounts of the 1980s—the decade when most of these artists either emerged or solidified their approaches—tend to ignore the individualistic abstraction exemplified… Read More

USA

Reinventing Abstraction curated by Raphael Rubinstein on view at Cheim & Read

Reinventing Abstraction curated by Raphael Rubinstein on view at Cheim & Read

Posted July 15th, 2013

Abstract Art, Shows, USA

This exhibition focuses on New York abstraction in the 1980s as practiced by a generation of painters born between 1939 and 1949. Official accounts of the 1980s—the decade when most of these artists either emerged or solidified their approaches—tend to ignore the individualistic abstraction exemplified… Read More

Mashups

Abstract Art in Real Life – Flora Borsi ‘s Real Life Models

Abstract Art in Real Life – Flora Borsi ‘s Real Life Models

Posted May 7th, 2013

Abstract Art, Digital Art, Mashups

Flora Borsi created a world where abstract art is remodelled with real people as if the exaggerated features in abstract art were real. For this project the artist chose Picasso’s Woman with Green Hat, Rudolf Hausner’s Gelber Narrenhut, Amedeo Modigliani’s Portrait of a Polish Woman… Read More

Paintings

Mark Rothko museum opens in Latvian hometown

Mark Rothko museum opens in Latvian hometown

Posted April 25th, 2013

Abstract Art, Latvia, Museums, Paintings

A museum dedicated to painter Mark Rothko opened in his Latvian hometown Wednesday, a century after the abstract artist left and found fame and fortune in the United States. “It’s a wonderful homecoming for my father,” the late artist’s son, Christopher Rothko, told AFP at… Read More

Techniques

No Lense Photography – How to create Refractographs

No Lense Photography – How to create Refractographs

Posted April 24th, 2013

Abstract Art, Photography, Techniques

Refractographs may look like computer candy, but they actually had their pictures taken with traditional photographic techniques. Refractographs are caustic patterns produced as light reflects and refracts through an object. Light painting photographer Rob Turney uses light, refraction, and long exposure light painting techniques for… Read More

Paintings

Chinese-French abstract painter Zao Wou-Ki dies at 93

Chinese-French abstract painter Zao Wou-Ki dies at 93

Posted April 10th, 2013

Abstract Art, China, News, Paintings

Chinese-French abstract painter Zao Wou-Ki, a significant figure in 20th-century Chinese art, died Tuesday at his home in Switzerland aged 93, a lawyer for his wife told AFP. A lawyer for Zao’s son, who was in a legal battle with his father’s wife to obtain… Read More