Today, let's celebrate great American artist Robert Motherwell, #bornonthisday in 1915. The youngest member of the 'New York School', Motherwell is recognized as a major figure in the birth and development of Abstract Expressionism, for which he became a passionate advocate and articulate spokesman. His career spanned five decades during which time he created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. He believed that ideas and emotions were best communicated through the bold forms and gestural lines of abstract art, whether in light blues and sandy ochres or in calligraphic blacks.
Robert Motherwell in Provincetown (1969), @thededalusfndn
Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 60 (1960), Oil on paperboard, 17.8 x 23.8 cms (7 x 9 3/8 ins)
Untitled (1975) Aquatint, lift-ground etching and aquatint, and soft-ground etching on Rives BFK paper, Edition of 69, 65.4 x 50.2 cms (25.75 x 19.75 ins)