Download PDF by Sue St. John: Journeys To Abstraction: 100 Paintings and Their Secrets


By Sue St. John

We don't need to comprehend what a portray is that if we all know the way it makes us consider. A enjoyable, attention-grabbing survey of summary paintings, Journeys to Abstraction deals a behind-the-scenes examine how modern artists cut loose from literal depiction to have fun within the natural expressive strength of colour, line and texture. • fifty eight artists percentage a hundred remarkable summary work, in addition to the tips, inspirations and various operating tactics in the back of them.
• Covers a large choice of conventional and non-traditional media and strategies, together with watercolor, university, acrylics, ink and more.
• 4 step by step demonstrations convey how summary items come jointly from begin to finish.
observe how artists paint, pour, scrape, spray, carve, stamp, university and in a different way construct advanced layers of texture and that means. portray with egg cartons, turning acrylic paints into shards of "stained glass," incorporating outdated "failed" work into clean complete pieces...anything is going in summary artwork! Marked via an inspiring freedom of shape and content material, it is a releasing publication for any artist looking for new, dynamic varieties of self-expression.

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FRIDA KAHLO El sueño o Autorretrato onírico (I), 1932 Página de su diario (lám. pág. 90) Autorretrato en la frontera entre México y los Estados Unidos, 1932 (lám. pág. 33) El Bosco El jardín de las delicias (detalle) Cuatro habitantes de la ciudad México, 1938 Diego yFrida 1929-1944(1), 1944 (lám. pág. 67) Recuerdo, 1937 (lám. pág. 42) Mis abuelos, mis padres y yo, 1936 (lám. pág. 9) Henry Ford Hospital, 1932 (lám. pág. 37) Max Ernst La ninfa Eco, 1936 Dos desnudos en un bosque, 1939 (lám. pág.

El considerable éxito para una primera exposición individual encontró asombroso eco en la prensa. A pesar de la crisis económica de los Estados Unidos, de los veinticinco trabajos expuestos — entre ellos algunos ejemplares de colecciones, expuestos en calidad de préstamo fueron vendidos la Autorretrato dedicado a Marte R. Gómez, 1946 Marte R. Gómez era ingeniero agrónomo y el entonces Ministro de Agricultura. Frida Kahlo tenía amistad con él, y también le había retratado. Autorretrato con mono, 1938 En la mitología mexicana, el mono es el patrón de la danza, pero también un símbolo de lascivia.

San Francisco fue su primera estación. Diego Rivera tenía el encargo de pintar murales para el San Francisco Stock Exchange y para la California School of Fine Arts, el actual San Francisco Art Institute. Su decisión de quedarse más tiempo a vivir y trabajar en los Estados Unidos tenía, con seguridad, una justificación tanto artística como política. El interés de los norteamericanos por el desarrollo cultural de su vecino sureño, por el llamado «renacimiento mexicano», era grande. Y viceversa, los Estados Unidos constituían un centro de atracción para los artistas mexicanos.

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