Tag Archives: Contemporary Painting

THE PAINTING TECHNIQUES OF AD REINHARDT, AB EX NY, VIA MOMA 5 MIN

Aother great, short piece from the Ab Ex series, this one about Ad Reinhardt’s materials a process. 4 min.  From the MoMA archives.

PER KIRKEBY

Per Kirkeby (born 1 September 1938, in Copenhagen) is a Danish painter, poet, film maker and sculptor.  By the time he completed a masters education in arctic geology at the University of Copenhagen in 1964, he was already part of the important experimental art school “eks-skolen” and worked primarily as a painter, sculptor, writer and a lithographic artist which he has pursued ever since. Influenced by his scientific roots as well as the gestural works of the Abstract Expressionists, Kirkeby creates expressive, heavily layered paintings, which can resemble geological strata, the Danish landscape, and even the female form. Continue reading PER KIRKEBY

ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG:: TRAPEZE, 1964

b70db8a42923ad96ac66836e72144a68In the early 1960s, Robert Rauschenberg dedicated himself to a different kind of image-making, one that involved photographic transfer onto canvas. It was the birth of his celebrated series of Silkscreen Paintings which anticipated the post-modernist idea of appropriation, later one of the protagonist techniques of Pop art. What’s interesting is that in 1964, after he won the International Gran Premio for Painting at the Venice Biennale, the artist promptly phoned home to order that all of his remaining silkscreens be destroyed, to end the series.