Cody Adams – Art Specialist
Georgia O’Keeffe – “View From The Lake I”
Georgia O’Keeffe (1887 – 1986) was an extraordinarymodernist painter who severed ties with realism to expressher own style. “View from the Lake I” is classic O’Keeffe—acolor-saturated and large scale painting of a natural form asthough seen from a magnifying glass. O’Keeffe was given thefirst one-woman exhibition at New York’s Museum of ModernArt in 1946, and was one of the most respected and acclaimed American artist.
Wassily Kandinsky – “The Color Study of Squares”
Wassily Kandinsky (1886-1944), considered to be the 20th Century peer of Picasso and Matisse, believed that art is music for the soul, and that it could visually express musical compositions. He was profoundly impacted by the glistening colors of buildings in his native Russia, and he is credited with painting the first modern abstracts“Farbstudie Quadrate,” with its rhythm of colors and shapes, is music to the eyes of children, aspiring artists and anyone who wants to grace their home with a visual symphony
Jackson Pollock – “Convergence”
“Convergence,” a densely painted artwork filled with a childlike sense of freedom, and staggering complexity and sophistication was created Jackson Pollock (1912 – 1956), the founder of Abstract Expressionism. Laying large canvases on his studio floor, Pollock challenged the tradition of using an easel and brush, pouring and dripping paint with dramatic physical movement, allowing his subconscious to dictate his motions. Influenced by Picasso, Miró, and the Surrealists, Pollock’s pioneering style and emotional works made him one of the most challenging and influential artists of the 20th century.
Hans Hofmann – “Combinable Wall I and II”
This oil on canvas consists of two panels brought together to form one painting. Hans Hofmann (1880-1966) is one of the most important figures of postwar American art. Celebrated for his exuberant, color-filled canvases, his incredible imagery inspired his students as well as artists throughout the world. From his smaller works on paper to his larger paintings, they are all unique and powerful. Hofmann has been called a Fauvist, Cubist, and Abstract Expressionist. He used aspects of all these styles to create his own personal style.
Vincent Van Gogh – “Starry Night”
“Starry Night” hauntingly expresses, through swirling brushstrokes, vivid colors and distorted forms, the artistic brilliance of Dutch Grand Master Vincent Van Gogh (1853 – 1890). A post-Impressionist artist who powerfully influenced modern Expressionism, Fauvism and early abstraction, Van Gogh was a prolific artist whoproduced all of his work during a 10-year period—at one point, creating an astounding 150 paintings and drawings within one year. Now an icon, he only sold one painting in his lifetime. “Starry Night,” his most famous piece, was created completely from memory while Van Gogh was institutionalized and currently hangs in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. “I often think the night is more alive and richly colored than the day.”- Vincent Van Gogh
Andy Warhol – “10 Marilyns”
Andy Worhol’s pioneering Pop Art defined a decade and a culture, distinguishing him as one of the most influential,creative and prolific artists of the 20th century. Originally the most sought-after commercial artist in New York, Warhol (1923 – 1987) is most known for his multiple images of Campbell’s Soup cans, Coke bottles, dollar bills and celebrities, which exalted the beauty within ordinary objects and familiar images. Working out of a studio called The Factory, he invented the silkscreening process which enabled him to mass produce a single image in his signature style. Warhol was also a talented filmmaker, music producer, commercial illustrator, author and magazine publisher.