vendredi 16 mai 2014

Edward Hopper And Paul Klee Paintings

By Darren Hartley

Edward Hopper paintings struggled for recognition in the 1910s. They were exhibited in a variety of New York group shows, primarily the painting titled Sailing. Paintings done in the medium of etching brought immediate sales success.

It was in 1920 that Edward Hopper was able to put up his first one-man exhibition. Thanks to his patron, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, who was also the founder of the Whitney Studio Club, where the exhibit was held. However not one of the 16 etched Edward Hopper paintings was sold. Still the exhibition is considered a symbolic milestone in the career of the then thirty seven year old painter.

Conversely, the second one-man exhibition of Edward at the Frank K.M. Rehn Gallery in New York, a few years later, was a resounding success. Each one of the Edward Hopper paintings presented was sold. As an artist, Edward suddenly found himself in a more prosperous and prominent position after this commercial triumph.

During the course of his career, Paul Klee was considered to be one of the leading forces in many of the various art movements he participated in. Among other art forms, Paul Klee paintings were chiefly exhibitions of expressionism, cubism and surrealism. During the later part of his long career, Paul also worked as an art instructor, for some time.

His teen years saw Paul shifting his attention from music to the visual art forms. He mastered the art of drawing on a blackened pane of glass, using a needle, which provided magnificent depth and texture for his designed pieces. This unique art style paved the way for his first art exhibit in 1905. Featured in the exhibit where Paul Klee paintings from 1903-1905, called Inventions, in the form of a set of etchings.

Paul Klee paintings progressed to new art forms in the next five years. Paul began to delve on experimentations, in general, as well as water colors. Paul started working on abstract art in 1914, after being inspired by light exhibits he witnessed in Tunisia.

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