America's cool modernism – at the Ashmolean now!

I’d highly recommend at trip to the Ashmolean, Oxford (before the end of July) for the America’s Cool Modernism show – abstract expressionism in the making.  Some wonderful work, very cleverly curated to create a story as you wander round.
Saw some fantastic work there, work that takes my breath away, especially the Georgia O’Keeffe, who I admire hugely, but I saw a new piece, Black Abstraction that frankly I could have looked at for a very long time!  It has great presence.

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Black Abstraction, 1927, Georgia O’Keeffe

And the very first painting you come across is Edward Steichen, wow – I was happy just seeing that one!
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Le tournesol (the sunflower) c1920, Edward Steichen.

And the Edward Hoppers…. what can I say?!
Do catch the show if you can – it’s worth the trip!  ashmolean.org/americascoolmodernism
Georgia O’keeffe picture credit https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/489814

Featured Image

The featured image at the top of this article is one of my own, which I did last weekend.  Onion, watercolour, 2018.  It’s a bit of a homage to Georgia O’keeffe!
 
 
 

2 thoughts on “America's cool modernism – at the Ashmolean now!”

  1. alanbrain804455219

    Thanks Ailsa, Isn’t that one by Georgia wonderful? Right up my street!
    Yes, I figure we MUST go. Now that the Bandits have gone we can plan our next moves .
    Alan
    http://www.alanbrainart.com call + 44 (0) 7941 562 162
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