Monday, November 19, 2007

De Kooning's Influence

Artist Jay Rolfe visited the Baltimore Museum of Art in May. They had a strong and fine collection of Henri Matisse paintings, a number works by Andy Warhol, and some significant modern pieces. One of those is today's photo. It's titled "Backyard On Tenth Street" by Willem de Kooning and was painted in 1956. De Kooning was very influential in the modern art world. Many of his paintings, like this one, give rise to people saying "My kid could do that." Nevertheless, that doesn't diminish his influence on modern art and making New York the center of the art world in the post-war years. By the way, did the title help you when looking at the painting?

That's the latest step of artist Jay Rolfe on his Journey From Starving Artist To 21st Century Picasso. You may view some of Jay Rolfe's Unique Artistic Idea, his Hyper Representational 3-D Shaped Stretched Canvas paintings, on his website at Artist Jay Rolfe uses vibrant color, 3-D, recognizable shape, and huge size to reveal beauty, touch emotion in a positive way, and create an Uplifting Conversation Piece.

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