Title: "Three Poems: Nocturne V". Original lithograph, from the Portfolio (unsigned Limited Edition of 750). Portfolio: Three Poems by Octavo Paz. Sheet size: 18 X 21 1/2. In (46 X 54.5 cm).An articulate, intellectual talent among the abstract expressionists, Robert Motherwell was born in 1915 in the State of Washington. While attending Stanford University (19321937), Motherwell took his first trip to Europe. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he began graduate coursework in philosophy at Harvard University. During a stay in Europe in 19381939, he had his first one-person exhibition in Paris.
In 1940, he studied art history with Meyer Schapiro at Columbia University, and through Schapiro, he met many European surrealist painters. Motherwell soon devoted most of his time to painting. After settling in New York in 1941, he began writing and lecturing on modern art and became associated with the group of American artists whose work had been influenced by the surrealists ideas of automatism, a process of making art through subconscious free associationJackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, William Baziotes, and Hans Hofmann. Motherwell, the youngest of this group of abstract painters, sought to create imagery that communicated the emotional truths of an authentic self and reflected a collective human consciousness. By 1949 Motherwell reached his mature style, creating large paintings that employ simple shapes in a manner reminiscent of Franz Klines forceful black on white images.Unlike Kline, Motherwells paintings had a strong political and literary content, specifically in his Elegy to the Spanish Republic series, for which he was best known. Motherwell underwent a period of frustration during the mid 1950s, when he seldom exhibited and had destroyed many works. During the 1950s and 1960s, Motherwell expanded his writings on art, and as a leading art theorist taught painting at Black Mountain College in North Carolina and at Hunter College in New York. In 1958 he married a leading figure of the second-generation abstract expressionists, Helen Frankenthaler, who became his third wife. Following their divorce in 1971, he established permanent residence in Greenwich, Connecticut; two years later, Motherwell married the German photographer Renate Ponsold. He continued to expand his artistic repertoire in paintings, prints, and collages. Motherwell died in 1991 in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Please see Photo's as part of the item description, since they are photo's of the actual Artwork you will receive!
There always might be slight color variation from the Original to the colors you see on the photo's. We understand that things can happen and if for some reason, you need more time... Just write so that we can work it out for you.If you invoice shows something else, please wait for revised invoice before paying! The item "ROBERT MOTHERWELL Nocturn V LITHOGRAPH Three Poems by Octavo Paz Lim. 750" is in sale since Friday, January 15, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints".
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