My fascination with art & art history gained traction when I took a contemporary art history class as a freshman in college. I went on to take graduate level art history classes as an undergrad at Michigan State Univ. Dada, Abstract Expressionism, those things were not my favorites then, but I've gained an appreciation in recent years.
Wassily Kandinsky ranks up there on my list of favorites. I'm a sucker for strong color.
Mark Rothko's simple strong pieces give me ideas for layering color in
monoprints on a Gelli plate. Again the colors grab me.
Dada is strange, but appealing from a collage & assemblage perspective . Leave it to the Germans to be weird. That happens to be my heritage, so I can say that.
My feeling is that abstract art is seeing a resurgence.
Jane Davies gets my admiration. her sense of balance & color are striking.
My friend Sharon Kelley took a class from Jane last summer & has been churning out little masterpieces ever since.
My own venture into abstract done during out play day.
See you tomorrow!