Along the Riverbank: Chinese Painting from the C.C. Wang by Maxwell K. Hearn

By Maxwell K. Hearn

An in-depth stylistic exam and exact actual research of the famed tenth-century "Riverbank, in addition to different chinese language previous grasp work.

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In many ways Tobey's work is a critique of Kline's. and of abstract expressionism as a whole. The thing which is impressive about Tobey's paintings, however tenuous his formal devices may sometimes appear, is the fact that what he intricate produces is always complete in its own Tobey's work, the end by the rhythmic terms. discoveries reinforced those of Pollock: in his later canvas, or 'field', is articulated marks of the brush. But from end he, to more than expressionists, gives the spectator a feeling the true abstract of possibility.

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Sometimes I paint a picture, then I paint it all out. Sometimes I'm working on fifteen or twenty pictures at the same time. I do that because I want to - because I like to change my mind so often. The thing to do is always to keep starting to paint, never finishing something I never painting. 6 This idea of a 'continuous dynamic' was to play an important part in abstract expressionism, and especially in the work of Jackson Pollock. Gorky himself was unable to press it further. After a long series of misfortunes, he committed suicide in 1948.

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