Tag Archives: Abstract art

Mildred Thompson, Magnetic Fields, 1991, oil on canvas, triptych, 70 1/2 x 150 inches. Courtesy of the Mildred Thompson Estate, Atlanta, Georgia art and photo © The Mildred Thompson Estate, Atlanta, Georgia. Mildred Thompson, Magnetic Fields, 1991, oil on canvas, triptych, 70 1/2 x 150 inches. Courtesy of the Mildred Thompson Estate, Atlanta, Georgia art and photo © The Mildred Thompson Estate, Atlanta, Georgia.

Make the Time: Magnetic Fields

Magnetic Fields: Expanding Abstraction, 1960s to Today at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, MO showcases three generations of abstract art created by women of color, artists typically left out of the canon of American art. Different … Continue reading

Elizabeth Murray, Children Meeting, 1978, Oil on canvas, 101 3/16 × 127 in., Whitney Museum of Art, NY, Photo by rocor via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 2.0 Generic License. Elizabeth Murray, Children Meeting, 1978, Oil on canvas, 101 3/16 × 127 in., Whitney Museum of Art, NY, Photo by rocor via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 2.0 Generic License.

Elizabeth Murray is the Mother of the Day

Today is National Lazy Mom’s Day, so in honor of moms I’d like to share with you a painting that presents the unique perception of a mother. This painting by American artist Elizabeth Murray (1940-2007) presents the joyous play of … Continue reading

Piet Mondrian, Composition with Red, Blue, and Yellow, 1930, oil on canvas, 20”x 20”, Collection of Kunsthaus Zurich, Photo by William Cromar under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Mondrian: Dreams of a Better Place

Following the devastation of the First World War, Dutch artists Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg founded de Stijl (The Style), a utopian art movement intended to create works of art that communicated spiritual harmony.  Both artists were Theosophists and … Continue reading