Abtract Saturday: Robert Motherwell

I've been trying to learn abstract painting this past year, so naturally I spend a lot of time staring at the great Abstract Expressionists who burst forth from obscurity to turn the art world on its head in the 1940s. These are my favorites from Robert Motherwell (American, 1915-1991).

Wall painting with stripes  1944 -1945, by Robert Motherwell 

Robert Motherwell. Western Air. 1946-47. MoMA, NYC via Renzo Dionigi's flickr


Motherwell, Robert. Pancho Villa - 1943. Oil, gouache and paper collage. 71,7 x 9,1 cm

Robert Motherwell. Personage, with Yellow Ochre and White. 1947. MoMA, NY via flickr

Blue with Crosses, 1947 ROBERT MOTHERWELL via opera gallery.com


Wall of graffiti 1950 via Allentown Art Museum

Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 34 by Robert Motherwell (1953-54)

ROBERT MOTHERWELL The Little Spanish Prison, 1941 -1944 | Oil on canvas 27 1/4 × 17 1/8 in | 69.2 × 43.5 cm

Robert Motherwell, Provincetown Bay, 1990 via paam.org