Keywords: Barnett Newman
, sublime, abstract expressionism, Baruch Spinoza
While a number of these artists are of Jewish heritage--Alfred Stieglitz, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman
, Wallace Berman and others--the exhibition also includes a number of artists of diverse beliefs.
Works in the exhibition representing his impact on American art are by artists Carl Andre, Alexander Calder, John Baldessari, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Ed Ruscha, Barnett Newman
, David Smith, and Frank Stella, among others.
106); however, this argument is weakened by the fact that artists such as Barnett Newman
explicitly rejected the label of "Jewish artist" and so the connection between his art and the Holocaust is thus hard to prove--in other words, there is no causal link between the Holocaust and these artists' choice to use abstraction in their art rather than figuration.
In New York, where she settled in 1954, she was close to the minimalist abstract painter Barnett Newman
, who was a schoolfriend of her America husband.
Other art chipped, broken or ruined over the past five years include Anish Kapoor's fibreglass egg Ishi's Light, the painting Adam by US artist Barnett Newman
and 1755 porcelain figure Leda and the Swan.
ENCOUNTERING THE SIMPLY COMPOSED Covenant by Barnett Newman
could elicit the classic art joke: "I could do that." Arguments appealing to Newman's nuanced color palette, his developed sense of proportion, or his respected place in art history could easily counter that deprecating remark.
Starting in World War II with immigrant modern artist Barnett Newman
and ending with well-known modernist Native American artist Fritz Scholder, the book draws the reader into what it was to be an Indian artist forced to make difficult choices.
Instead of encountering Barnett Newman
's Broken Obelisk (196369), which was temporarily moved to storage, one found a fitting--if warped--replacement in Puryear's Ladder for Booker T.
The legendary art scene of late '40s New York, out of which came the art and artists of abstract expressionism, was a heavily European-influenced movement, with imports like Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko cross-pollinating with the homegrown Jackson Pollock and Barnett Newman
. "The Cool School" makes clear, without a lot of overstatement, that by the time the postwar shudders hit art in Los Angeles, these artists created something much more purely American--albeit without the necessary machinery of galleries, critics and buyers.
A leading authority on the New York School of Abstract Expressionism, including Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Arshile Gorky, and John Graham, Stone opened The Allan Stone Gallery in 1960, showing works by Willem de Kooning, Cesar, Joseph Cornell, and Barnett Newman
. He was on the Committee to Revise the Curriculum of The New School among others and loved gardening and tennis.
Along with a New York group that included Barnett Newman
, Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, and Jackson Pollock, Shadbolt saw tribal art as "timeless and instinctive, on the level of spontaneous animal activity, self-contained, unreflective, private, without dates and signatures, without origins or consequences except in the emotions" (7).
The seven paintings are by Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline, Arshile Gorky, Barnett Newman
, Frank Stella, Adolph Gottlieb and Willem de Kooning.