Monday, December 12, 2016

Untitled


Gene Davis, Untitled (P-108), 1961, magna on canvas

"Born on August 22, 1920 in Washington, D.C., [Gene Davis] initially pursued a career as a sportswriter and turned to art in 1949. His early paintings were formally inclined towards musical abstraction, creating a sense of rhythm through visual alliteration inspired in part by the work of Paul Klee. After gaining popularity and critical attention during the 1960s, Davis began experimenting with scale and made public installations throughout the 1970s, including the 1972 Franklin's Footpath, monumental stripes painted on the street in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Simultaneously, he produced minuscule 'micro-paintings,' often no larger than half an inch in either direction. A lifelong Washington, D.C. resident, Davis died in his hometown on April 6, 1985, and his work is included among the collections of important institutions such as the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Guggenheim Museum in New York." ~ artnet.com

10 comments:

  1. That are a lot of stripes the artist makes.

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  2. Package paper was my first thought.

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  3. I often wonder what people are thinking while gazing at a piece of art RR 😊

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  4. I really love this your color series. This photo is wonderful as the previous posts too.

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  5. Another good background for framing the silhouette

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  6. He certainly has a rich colourful style. I looked at our gallery site, but it doesn't have any of his work.

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