Artist of the. . .

Posted on May 20, 2011

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“Organization”by Arshile Gorky, 1935, oil on canvas

 

“Painting”by Arshile Gorky, 1936-7, oil on canvas

…week is Arshile Gorky who was heavily inspired by Picasso and thought originality was overrated. I like his style (he he) and the title of the second work featured above.
Today in my pastels class I started on my second abstract work which I enjoyed a lot (will post pics soon) so maybe that’s why I was drawn to these works. I love his use of shape and colour.

To view more of his work accompanied by a short audio overview click on the link below:

The New Yorker’s art critic Peter Schjeldahl on Arxhile Gorky

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