Tuesday, December 7, 2010

#10 out of 20 Artist: Barnett Newman

Barnett Newman
Okay, this is a chessey artist, but yet so powerful in a way. Meet Barnett Newman he was born in 1905 and dead in 1970. He is one of the many American artist in the world. In the 1930 he started painting, but his painting had been said to be in an expressionist style. He created painting that people is scared of color trying to help the need and special people to over come in his work.

"What is the explanation of the seemingly insane drive of man to be painter and poet if it is not an act of defiance against man's fall and an assertion that he return to the Garden of Eden? For the artists are the first men." - Barnett Newman.

Barnett Newman painting "Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?"
His art works does not really grab me in, but a simple painting make me feel like he was high on drug to create this art. I am not really a fan of Barnett Newman, but I could not think of anything 2-D artists right now in my head.

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