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Burnt Sienna (After Robert Motherwell)(364 views)
Description: Wool tapestry after Motherwell from the propsed edition of 20.
Condition Report: Some staining and minor bleeding of red color.
Notes: Robert Motherwell, alongside Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning, made up the quartet of American abstract painters that radically defined Modern painting and established New York City as the center of the art world for the second half of the 20th century. He was the unofficial spokesman of the New York School, writing and lecturing prolifically on behalf of the movement, his fellow artists, and the merits of abstraction. (Before devoting himself to painting, Motherwell had started a PhD at Harvard in philosophy. In addition to his talents as an artist, he was incredibly articulate.) Motherwell is particularly noted for his work as a printmaker. He eagerly explored different printing methods as a way to articulate his distinctive aesthetic. Not surprisingly Motherwell also created several tapestries in the early 1970's. We can deduce that his exploration of fibre arts can be attributed to Gloria F. Ross (his first wife - Helen Frankenthaller's sister) the noted tapestry designer. Burnt Sienna, after Robert Motherwell is a tapestry in colors, woven with the artist's initials, from the proposed edition of 20. Published by Charles Slatkin, NY.
Dimensions: 117 x 98 inches
Artist or Maker: Motherwell, Robert
Date: C. 1976