This post continues recounting of our recent (over the last six months) visits to art museums. This entry is the second about the art museum in St. Louis, which we visited in October 2016. The first describes landscapes; this second post focuses on another personal interest, abstracts. The paintings are ordered the date of their creation, from the 1930s to the 1980s.
I don’t know what the first piece is, but we had fun looking through it and taking pics of each other.
Jean Helion (FR), Composition, 1933, oil
Admirer of Mondrian explored the complexities of the curved form.
Piet Mondrian (NE), Composition of Red and White, NOM 1 / Composition no. 4 with red and blue, 1938-42, oil
Emilio Vedova (IT), Factory, 1949, oil
Inspired by the geometric forms of factories.
Franz Kline (USA), Bethlehem, 1959-60, oil
Named many of his abstract paintings after towns and counties in Pennsylvania.
Gene Davis (ISA), Kenyatta, 1965-66, oil
Title likely inspired by the name of first president of Kenya.
Gerhard Richter (GE), title: January 1989, oil
Created by dragging large squeegee spatulas across the canvas, applying new paint while scraping off old.
Gunther Forg (GE), Rivoli 1, 1989, oil