Abstract painting in muted colors with shades of blacks, browns, and white. The composition consists of bold diagonal lines and blocks of black, brown, and white.
Soulages’ use of bold, gestural strokes resulted in comparisons to Abstract Expressionism; however, Soulages’ work, while appearing spontaneous, was actually the culmination of concentrated and deliberate layering, often over a period of several months.
Along the bottom of the composition are two horizontal bands with white borders. Within these bands are organic shapes bordered in dark lines. At the top half of the composition is square with white borders that showcases a heavily lined scene reminiscent of waves in the ocean. The background of the piece is highly texturized.
This abstract print is part of the portfolio, A Genesis, which included 14 additional etchings by Peterdi as well as 15 poems by John Ciardi. According to the National Collection of Fine Arts' exhibition catalog Gabor Peterdi: Forty-five Years of Printmaking, Peterdi's work consistently explores nature, man, and their interrelationships. These relationships work to evoke a sense of continuity and a reaffirmation of life.
Large stoneware abstract sculpture with two balanced lateral crescent-shaped forms branching off a central conical structure. Brown with loosely-painted broad brushstrokes in black and incised decoration of rows of dots in a “stitching-like” pattern
Drawing inspiration from Japanese ceramics, American Abstract Expressionist painting, and improvisational jazz, Voulkos pushed the limits of his medium and moved beyond the realm of the ceramic vessel to a new level of sculpted and painted ceramic form.
Inspired by the large-scale, unpremeditated form, free-energy and bold gestural strokes of abstract expressionism, his work became marked by mass and size, spontaneous form, and a bold, painterly use of glazes.