Abstract expressionism  & Introspective - Omereyon Omatseye   

The theme for this art gallery is Abstract Expressionism & Introspective.

The Gallery would feature 10 outstanding contemporary paintings portraying abstract art from the 20th century that illustrate abstract expressionism through the avant-garde art movement. The inspiration for the theme came through my interest in artistic paintings that explore shapes and colors in an abstract form. 

Composition with Bust is painting done with oil on canvas and was created by Diego Rivera in 1916. Diego Rivera utilizes an art style called synthetic Cubism, which is known to be one of the most influential visual arts styles of the early 20th century. The Painting uses shape and color as its main formal elements synthesizing the two in a form of repetition with geometric and spatial base. The piece also shows what looks to be a silhouette of a man’s head nicely blended with the other shapes. This is the oldest of all the painting in my gallery collection.
This Painting is Untitled and was created by Carl Holty in 1939 using watercolors over graphite on paper. This is another excellent example of abstract art in one of its purest forms as Carl Holty is known to be the first major abstract artist to receive notoriety from the state of Wisconsin. This piece like most of his other works show tremendous relations to abstract art moving from Europe to America during the early 20th century. The painting focuses on color and shape as it formal elements giving it a simple look with a complex feel. Another formal element being used here is line as the painting seems to have tiny lines going across the painting vertically
Clyfford Still Painted “PH-613” in 1942 creating abstract expressionism in one of its simplest forms. The painting was done using oil on canvas and currently sits in the Clyfford still museum and is part of a large collection of 65 painting done during 1939 and 1945. The panting emphasizes on light and darkness showing us the extremes of both sides “bright yellow and dark black”. These where known to be characteristic traits of his work which evolved over time.
Naturaleza Muerta en un Tema de Laboratorio is a painting created by Roberto Ossaye in 1952 and is a great demonstration of synthetic Cubism techniques. The painting was done using oil on canvas depicting a mortar, a pestle and beakers used in laboratories. Color and form are the main formal elements used in defining in this piece of art. The painting acts on perception using still life forms, making them seem transparent but with a variety of color to maintain the ascetics.
Mario Carreno painted “Untitled” in 1954 using oil on canvas in Cuba, Havana. The painting strongly showcases repetition as the main principle of design with an emphasis on color and shape as its formal elements. The color green and yellow are vibrantly presented in a totemic and stylized form. The whole piece also expresses s a rich use of tone from very light to very dark.
Abstract Still Life is an oil painting done on paper created by an Italian artist known as Corrado Cagli. The painting was crafted in 1957 going by the name ‘”Natura morta astratta” itillian for Abstract still life. The painting uses rhythm with many repeating shapes as one of its principles of design. The painting creates tension due to the serrated and angled lines used to create the shapes. This painting does not have much emphasis in its use of color as it has dull beige like appearance.
PH-960 is another oil on canvas painting by Clyfford Still that was created in New York in 1960. This painting is part of his large collection housed in the Clyfford Still museum in Denver, Colorado. The Painting is a stunning piece of abstract expressionism with color and texture being the main formal elements. A triadic scheme is used for the colors but is used in a very sparse but texturized style. The colors are all spaced unevenly distributed on a light cream background.
María Luisa Pacheco is a Bolivian painter who painted “Composition” in 1960. She would later move to the United States where she would create the painting with oil on canvas. The piece was highly influenced by a postwar movement known as Art informel. The painting is also known to be an abstract illustration of the landscape of her village in Bolivia.
Formas Hacia la Luz meaning “Forms Toward the Light” is a painting created by Miguel Ángel Vidal using acrylic on canvas in 1975. Vidal was prominent in Argentina in 1960 for leading what was known as the second wave of geometric abstraction in his country. Forms Toward the Light features a strong use of lines emanating from a central point of focus. The painting utilizes only two colors “white and red” in a texturized pattern creating the illusion of motion. Miguel Ángel Vidal is really known for his immense contribution to movement of generative art pioneering digital art.
The Final Painting in my gallery is called “Jazz II” by Maxwell Taylor and was created using oil on masonite. The painting was done in 1991 and portrays an abstract representation of jazz musicians playing their saxophones. This painting is one of my favorites as it expresses a cultural stylized use of bold color and traversing lines. A variety of colors are used which complement each other in a balanced way.
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