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Farewell to a Major Figure of Geometric Abstraction and Concrete Art

 

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François Morellet died on Wednesday, just a few days after his 90th birthday. Parisian gallerist Kamel Mennour confirmed the French artist’s passing to Le Monde. Morellet is known primarily as a major figure of geometric abstraction and Concrete Art, working across mediums including painting, sculpture, and light-based art. Though he began working in the 1950s, the artist has explained that he had to wait decades before his neon works became in-demand enough to sell. Morellet was a central player in the founding of the significant Paris collective of the 1960s Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (GRAV).

Some 60 years after his practice began, Morellet received a major retrospective at the Center Pompidou in Paris, cementing his place in the country as one of the key artists of his generation.

Happy Birthday Francis Bacon

The Irish-born British painter was born on this day, 28 October 1909.

His paintings are deliberately uncomfortable and unpleasant. Known for his bold, emotionally charged and raw imagery.  After the suicide of his lover, George Dyer in 1971, his work became dominated by death.

In “Triptych – August 1972”, Dyer appears on the left and Bacon on the right. The seated figures and their coupling are set against black voids and the central flurry has been seen as ‘a life-and-death struggle’.

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This work is on view at Gallery Art

Celebrating the birthday of a great artist, Roy Lichtenstein.

Happy Birthday Roy🎈🎂

Roy Lichtenstein was an American pop artist. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist among others, he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the basic premise of pop art through parody. Favoring the comic strip as his main inspiration, Lichtenstein produced hard-edged, precise compositions that documented while it parodied often in a tongue-in-cheek manner. His work was heavily influenced by both popular advertising and the comic book style. He described pop art as “not ‘American’ painting but actually industrial painting.

His prints are available at GALLART.com

Pablo Picasso on his 134th birthday

Pablo Picasso

is one of those artists who gave the arts an entire new definition, just like Vincent Van Gogh and Leonardo Da Vinci. His paintings and artworks have a distinctive style that make them stand out of the crowd and give them an unique identity that fans can easily relate with Picasso.
Born in Spain in 1881 today, Picasso is known across the world as a painter, print maker, sculptor, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright. He spent most of his adult life in France.
Picasso is considered as one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. Besides his career as an artist, he co-founded the Cubist movement, invented constructed sculpture and co-invented the art style of collage.
Picasso died in 1973 at the age of 91. On the eve of 134th birthday of the legendary artist, here are some of his popular art: at GallArt.com:

Happy Birthday, Rauchenberg!

The late artist Robert Rauschenberg is still surprising us on what would have been his 90th birthday.

Until he died in 2008, Robert Rauschenberg was an uncommonly prolific artist, at times to his own detriment. “What’s the matter with him?” the painter Barnett Newman reportedly complained. “Does he think it’s easy?” So, while not every work was designed to be a masterpiece, the discovery of five new paintings—never before exhibited until tonight by Pace Gallery in New York—is still a cause for celebration. Not to mention that today, a year before his coronation at the Tate Modern in London, where Rauschenberg will receive his first posthumous retrospective, would have been his 90thbirthday.

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