Oct 1

Analysis: Pablo Picasso The Old Guitarist, 1903

The Old Guitarist was created by Pablo Picasso in 1903 while he was living in Spain during what would be later referred to as his Blue Period, hallmarked by almost universal use of a monochromatic blue palette, somber and dismal subjects and an overa...

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Sep 19

MoMA Hung Matisse Gouache Upside Down for 47 Days

Oops! On October 18th, 55 years ago, an exhibit “The Last Works of Henri Matisse” opened at the New York Museum of Modern Art. It consisted of large cut gouaches – including Matisse Le Bateau (The Boat).

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Sep 11

Hand-Signed Sam Francis, Untitled, 1982 Monotype

First to stand out in this Sam Francis unique Monotype Untitled, 1982 is the reddish-iron color that makes up the central compositional element of the monotype. Contrasted against the creamy white paper, the warm red color of the woodcut pops out. La...

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Sep 11

Hand-Signed Sam Francis, Untitled, 1982 Monotype

Sam Francis Monotype Untitled, 1982 is amazingly rendered and full of poignant rich colors. This piece is vibrant and stretches out across the sheet with splatters of joyous colors. Mesmerizing is its colors where deep embossments are seen engraving...

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