Archives for posts tagged ‘figure’

Milton Avery

Milton Avery From top to bottom: Interlude (1960), Black Sea (1959), White Sea (1947), Offshore Island (1958) “Milton Avery’s landscapes, still lifes, and figure compositions derive their expressive power from their abstracted, flat shapes and luminous yet subtle color. His subjects seem unremarkable, but the manner in which he treats them is exceptional, for through his strong, simple designs, his intimate scenes […]

Vilhelm Hammershøi

Vilhelm Hammershøi From top to bottom: Interior (1899), Interior (ca. 1903-1904), Sunbeams; Dust Motes Dancing in the Sunbeams (1900), Interior with Potted Plant on Card Table (1910-1911) Ida, facing away. The artists’ wife turned into the walls, turned onto herself, floating in the intimate foyers of the home she shared with her husband. The Danish winter painted into the walls, breathing […]

Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin From top to Bottom: Small Seated Female Torso (N.D.), Hand of Dumas (N.D.), Andromeda (before 1917), Hands Clasping (N.D.) “Born to a working-class family in Paris, and despite promising talent, Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) struggled hard to obtain the international fame he would enjoy by the 1890s. After repeatedly failing to gain admission to the prestigious Ecole des Beaux-Arts, he supported […]

Childe Hassam

Chile Hassam From top to bottom: The West Wind, The Isle of Sholas (1904), Ravine near Branchville (c. 1910-1919), At Sunset (1900), Peach Blossoms-Villiers-le-Bel (c. 1887-89) “Childe Hassam (1859–1935), a pioneer of American Impressionism and perhaps its most devoted, prolific, and successful practitioner, was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (now part of Boston), into a family descended from settlers of the Massachusetts Bay […]

Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworth From top to bottom: Three Forms (1935), Ball Plane and Hole (1936), Figure in a Landscape (1951-51), Curved Form (Trevalgan) (1956) “I have always been interested in oval or ovoid shapes. The first carvings were simple realistic oval forms of the human head or of a bird. Gradually my interest grew in more abstract values – the weight, poise, and […]

Sreshta Rit Premnath

Sreshta Rit Premnath Work from Green Screen “In the middle of this room is a rather simple/elegantly constructed cut-out of a human figure entitled ‘Green Screen’ by Sreshta Premnath . The negative space is suspended by a frame while the actual figure is defined by the cutting; umbilically attached to the fabric it drapes across the […]

Laura Wood

Laura Wood Work from the series Memories of Leda and Stay Awhile. ____________________ Memories of Leda “The motivation behind this work is an investigation into the image and perception. Despite the observations of Roland Barthes in the early 1980s, we tend to invest an uncritical faith in photography, accepting its documentation as an objective view […]