Barnett Newman, “Profile of Blue” (1967), Acrylic on canvas. 3048 x 1905 mm. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid © 2016 The Barnett Newman Foundation, New York / DACS, London Photo Archivo Fotográfico, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid.
Blue seems like one of the main colour for abstract painters, Barnett Newman’s “Ulysses” (1952), “Profile of Light” (1967), and “Midnight Blue” (1970) used plenty of blue realm present the purity of colours, and the freely unbounded feeling.
Basil Beattie RA and Aimée Parrott at the “Abstract Expressionism” exhibition at the Royal Academy
Shown in the background: Sam Francis, “Summer No.2” (1957). Oil on canvas, 1829 x 2438 mm. Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of the Richard and Jeanne Levitt Family in Memory of Ellis and Nelle Levitt, 1984.25 © Sam Francis Foundation, California / DACS 2016. Photo © Anna Huix
Royal Academy of Arts displaces the artists individually in separate 12-room while it could reflect the abstract artists all have different temperament, style, variety form to compose their painting, it also resonates the existentialism emotion.
This astonishing great exhibition is not only brings the philosophy of abstract expressionism to viewers, also anyone do not understand abstract, it just leads you to get into and believe in the abstract’s fancy world.
Date: September 24th, 2016 — January 2nd, 2017
Place: Royal Academy of Arts
Address: Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J0BD
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (Friday till 22:00)
Admission: £17 (£19 with donation)
Text: Coco Liu