Médrano II by Alexander Archipenko

Médrano II by Alexander Archipenko Médrano II1913-14CubismPainted tin, wood, glass, and painted oilclothThe Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA “Médrano II” displayed the influence of Cubism on Archipenko’s work. Set off by colour and a back panel that framed and supports the figure, the volumes of the body are articulated through intersecting planes, cone, … Continue reading Médrano II by Alexander Archipenko

Rephahim Shade – 2 by Jules Olitski

Rephahim Shade - 21974AbstractAcrylic on canvasPrivate Collection To the consternation of his supporters, Olitski abandoned his spray guns and bright vibrant colours in the mid-1970s, instead turning to a monochromatic palette and gestured broad brushwork. His work remained abstract; however, its dark and earthy tones and expressive application of paint were inspired by European Old … Continue reading Rephahim Shade – 2 by Jules Olitski

Patutsky in Paradise by Jules Olitski

Patutsky in Paradise by Jules Olitski Patutsky in Paradise1966Colour field PaintingAcrylic on canvasCollection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada One of Olitski’s breakthroughs works during the mid-1960s. ‘Patutsky in Paradise’ demonstrates the use of high-powered spray guns to apply paint to canvas, producing seamless layers of colour that flow into one another without any … Continue reading Patutsky in Paradise by Jules Olitski