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Abstraction: Social Drama

Abstraction
Paris 1949
Social Drama
Form and Color
Rhythm and Lyricism
Holistic Significance

The social drama has its parallels in a composition,  "Red with Black Horizontals." The feelings are defused at first but, upon reflection, describe a complex of light and dark values which move in and out but are unified by the strong horizontal black planes. A complex and dynamic ensemble with unity out of multiplicity has been created. Do these analogies not resemble our life in relation to all things which infringe upon it simultaneously, of that which entices and fails? It is a moment of a painter's life as well as a moment of our civilization, with the constraints, dangers and hopes which it brings us.  next >>

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Red with Black Horizontals.
Acrylic on Canvas
1962

 

 

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