3 Types Of Art

(formerly Landscape I)1963Richard Diebenkorn | San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

Description: While living in Berkeley in the early 1960s, Richard Diebenkorn painted a group of representational canvases depicting views of the city and the surrounding landscape. Here, a street is fronted on one side by a row of low, nondescript buildings and on the other by open fields and empty lots. The horizon line is high, and the palette is dominated by cool hues of green, blue, gray, and white, offset by the sandy patch of earth on the right and a small area of red at the extreme left. Diebenkorn based the painting on an existing cityscape, but he left out all the buildings on the right side of the street, creating a flatter, more geometric composition.

Date created:  1963

Type of art: Abstract

Seawall 1957 Richard Diebenkorn | de Young Museum

Description: This period of intense exploration and innovation commenced with physically powerful Abstract Expressionist art that appeared to draw inspiration from the natural environment of the region, and ended with psychologically resonant representational works that played a leading role in the ascendance of the Bay Area Figurative movement. A continuing dialogue between abstraction and representation is a defining characteristic of Diebenkorn’s work and is exemplified in "Seawall", which seamlessly integrates representation with the raw gestural brushwork, surface richness, and emphasis on the formal properties of paint and canvas that form the hallmarks of Abstract Expressionism. The intimate scale of the work contrasts with its sweeping aerial view of a coastline, which conveys a surreal sense of soaring above the landscape. From this lofty vantage the landscape below resembles a patchwork of abstract forms, while still evoking an elemental encounter of earth, sea, and sky.                                                                                                                                   Date Created:1957

Location Created:Berkeley, California, United States     

Type Of Art: Abstract


Wunderkammer 2010 Choi, Jeonghwa | Korean Art Museum Association

Date Created: 2010

Type: Mixed Media, Installation

Artist's Education: Hongik University, Seoul, Korea. B.F.A. Painting

Type Of Art: Representational

A painted picture of the universe 1920-1934
Roy de Maistre | National Gallery of Victoria

Description: This colour-music theory was further underscored by de Maistre’s interest in the psychological effects of colour and its relationship to the expression of emotional states. In 1919 de Maistre and Wakelin staged the Colour in Art exhibition, a sensational event within the small and conservative Sydney art world. While no completely abstract works were included, their small landscape panels were characterized by flattened perspectives and non-representational colour. The cool reception to this exhibition led both artists to shortly after adopt a more acceptable post-impressionist manner. However, in the early 1930s and living in London, de Maistre briefly reprised his interest in abstraction and colour music in a series of paintings including this work which is inscribed by the artist ‘1920–34’. It is likely that de Maistre’s exposure to abstract and modern painting in London was the impetus for his returning to his earlier avant-garde experimentation. The 1930s were the heyday of non-objective art in Europe and de Maistre’s abstract paintings stand alongside the contemporary developments in geometric art at this time.

Date Created:1920-1934

Location Created:"Sydney; London", "Australia; England"

Type Of Art: non-objective

Stroyuschiysya Dom [house under construction] 1915-16
Kasimir MALEVICH | Russia | National Gallery of Australia, Canberra


House under construction is one of the earliest examples of Suprematism, a movement that made its debut in Malevich's contribution to 'The Last Futurist Exhibition: 0, 10', held in St Petersburg from 17 December 1915 to 15 January 1916. It is not known if the Australian National Gallery's painting was shown in this exhibit, however, stylistic similarities strongly link it to works of this period.1

Date Created: 1915-16

Type of Art: non- Objective

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