January 2, 2020 Atis

(Argentine/Italian, 1899–1968) Biography Lucio Fontana was an Argentine-Italian artist known as the founder of Spatialism. The movement focused on the spatial qualities of sculpture and paintings with the goal of breaking through the two-dimensionality of the traditional picture plane. He was best known for his monochrome canvases known as Concetti Spaziale that he would cut or puncture, leaving distinctive gaping slash marks and holes that imbued the finished work with an almost violent energy. In his seminal writing, White Manifesto (1946), the artist traced ideas for creating a new medium that blended architecture, painting, and sculpture. “I do not want…

January 1, 2020 Atis

(American, born 1927) Biography Alex Katz is an American painter renowned for his large-scale depictions of landscapes, flowers, and portraits. Katz’s flattening of forms, simplification of detail, and alla-prima paint application, are trademarks of his work. “We compete for audiences, as artists. I’m competing with the Abstract Expressionist guys. I’ll knock ‘em off the wall,” he once remarked. “If you put my work next to an aggressive A.E. painting, I’ll eat most of ‘em up. And I want to compete with the kids. I’m there with the kids.” Born on July 24, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY, he attended the Cooper…

January 1, 2020 Atis

Widely known for the gestural quality and austerity of her oil and watercolor paintings, Marlene Dumas’s work confronts difficult themes from pornography to segregation. Her figurative paintings often depict nude bodies engaged in amorous acts, some of them erotic, some disconcerting. By playing with perspective and the proportionality of these figures, Dumas highlights only what is most important—the expression, the point of contact, the epicenter of emotion. Using as her starting point photographs from her personal collection and the print media, Dumas recreates them in grays and browns, a palette well suited for her 2010 exhibition “Against the Wall” at…

January 1, 2020 Atis

1924 “‘Abie’ Goldstein, New King of the Bantams.” National Police Gazette, 3 May 1924.Newspaper, Illustration “The Boxing Sensation of the Southland.” National Police Gazette, 17 May 1924.Newspaper, Illustration “Bike Fans Take Off Their Hats to Him.” National Police Gazette, 2 August 1924.Newspaper, Illustration “Action Sketches of Bill Tilden, Tennis Wizard.” National Police Gazette, c. September 1924. Newspaper, Illustration 1925 Horse, cab, and driver; Athlete with racket; Three men in bowler hats; Charleston dancer for Arthur Murray advertisement. New Yorker (c. 1925). Magazine, Illustration “The Beautician.” (Publication unknown), c. 1925. Magazine, Illustration “4 crying out loud!” Judge (c. 1925). Magazine, Illustration…

January 1, 2020 Atis

The BauhausPeopleMasters and teachers 1920–1923 Bauhaus student / 1923–1933 Bauhaus young master Gropius appointed Josef Albers as a young master before he had even qualified as a journeyman. He was in charge of the preliminary course, where he formulated a pioneering approach to art education. Portrait of Josef Albers / Photo: Ernst Louis Beck [Translate to English:] headline In 1905, Josef Albers began his training as a primary school teacher and was employed as such from 1908 to 1913. From 1919 to 1920, he studied in Franz von Stuck’s painting class at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Munich….

January 1, 2020 Atis

Throughout his career, Gonzalez-Torres’s involvement in social and political causes fueled his interest in the overlap of private and public life. From 1987 to 1991, he was part of Group Material, a New York-based art collective whose members worked collaboratively to initiate community education and cultural activism. His aesthetic project was, according to some scholars, related to Bertolt Brecht’s theory of epic theater, in which creative expression transforms the spectator from an inert receiver to an active, reflective observer and motivates social action. Employing simple, everyday materials (stacks of paper, puzzles, candy, strings of lights, beads) and a reduced aesthetic…

December 31, 2019 Atis

1 nomination. See more awards » Known For Homicide Gordon Harvey / Graham Turner / James Reynolds / John Barrett / Rod Pearson (1967-1976) Filmography Hide Show Actor (75 credits) 2010 C.A. (TV Series) Maffieux #3 2001 Stingers (TV Series) Assistant Commissioner Jim Courtney – One of Us (2001) … Assistant Commissioner Jim Courtney – Foster Cops (2001) … Assistant Commissioner Jim Courtney 1997-1998 Medivac (TV Series) Monsignor Jack Duval 1995 Kansas (TV Movie) Alan Radford 1995 Fire (TV Series) David Crown 1992-1993 Phoenix (TV Series) Ian Cochrane 1992 G.P. (TV Series) Dr. A 1982 Sara Dane (TV Mini-Series) Louis…

December 31, 2019 Atis

In Eliasson’s captivating installations you become aware of your senses, people around you and the world beyond.Some artworks introduce natural phenomena such as rainbows to the gallery space. Others use reflections and shadows to play with the way we perceive and interact with the world. Many works result from the artist’s research into complex geometry, motion patterns, and his interest in colour theory. All but one of the works have never been seen in the UK before.Within the exhibition is an area which explores Eliasson’s deep engagement with society and the environment. Discover what an artist’s perspective can bring to…

December 31, 2019 Atis

Marcel Broodthaers A Retrospective February 14–May 15, 2016 MoMA MoMA, Floor 6, Exhibition Galleries The Joan and Preston Robert Tisch Exhibition Gallery Marcel Broodthaers (Belgian, 1924–1976) worked primarily as a poet until the age of 40, when he turned to the visual arts. Over the next 12 years, his work retained a poetic quality and a sense of humor that balanced its conceptual framework; for his first solo exhibition, he encased unsold copies of his latest poetry book, Pense-Bête (Memory aid, 1964), in plaster, turning them into a sculpture. Broodthaers continued to invent ways to give material form to language…

December 31, 2019 Atis

American Painter and Printmaker Movement: Neo-Dada Born: May 15, 1930 – Augusta, Georgia “I think a painting should include more experience than simply intended statement.”Summary of Jasper JohnsThe reverberations of the work of Jasper Johns affected nearly every artistic movement from the 1950s through the present day. Johns engaged with modernist precedents like the original Dada movement and Abstract Expressionism in order to actively refute the hierarchy of modernism that reduced the aesthetic experience to the distinct material qualities of the medium and removed it from the viewer’s life. He did so by initiating a dialogue with the viewer and…