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Monday, 30 June 2014

Chromatic Rhythms

                                                    Alfredo Hlito's Chromatic Rhythms II, 1947

                                                                           Helio Oiticica's Metascheme, 1958

                                                                   Juan Mele's Irregular Frame No. 2, 1946

I've long been a fan of abstract art and the use of shape and colour, and while I'm a big fan of Jackson Pollock I also like the order and space of regular lines and grids. Probably the result of a life time spent looking at record sleeves and the like. These abstract South American artworks from the 1930s and 1940s were in the paper at the weekend and are part of a exhibition opening at the Royal Academy. They're not a million miles from Mondrian's grids (also currently showing somewhere, the Tate possibly). So I thought I'd share them so you can look at them too.

1 comment:

Echorich said...

There's a certain satisfaction in the graphic quality of grid and color abstraction. I can stare at these for hours of pleasure!
I find as I get older, the more abstract and expressionist the art, the more pleasure I derive from it. Rothko ranks head and shoulders above all artist for me. Barnett Newman can actually give me a thrill and Mark Tobey work can be both joyous and unsettling.