Thursday, 24 September 2015

Robert Motherwell - 'Two Figures with Stripe' 1962

“In history of all art, there was never a movement hated as much as Abstract Expressionism.” - Robert Motherwell 

Robert Motherwell (American, 1915–1991) - Two Figures with Stripe, 1962
Acrylic on canvas - 54 × 72 in. (137.16 × 182.88 cm)
Gift of Friends of Art and the Dedalus Foundation, Inc. M1994.375
Photo credit: Zindman/Fremont - © Dedalus Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

"Banal realism = vulgar imitation of reality" - JM. Atlan 'Abstraction and Adventure in Contemporary Art', Paris 1950.

"Realism reflects reflects the productive intercourse between man and nature which is the basis of life (palaeolithic cave paintings)." - F. Klingender from 'Marxism and Modern Art, London 1943

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