Robert Motherwell Monotypes

Robert Motherwell Monotypes

Robert Motherwell is unquestionably one of the most significant American artists of the twentieth century. He joined Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko and others who set out to change the face of American painting. These painters renounced the prevalent American style. Influenced by the Surrealists, these “Abstract Expressionists” sought to create essential images that revealed emotional truth and authenticity of feeling.

Recognized both as an accomplished painter and print maker, this exhibition focuses on Motherwell’s monotypes. A monotype is a single unique print created by the direct transfer of paint or ink applied to a glass or metal plate onto paper. In the catalogue that accompanies this exhibition, Morgan Spangle, Executive Director of the Dedalus Foundation, writes: Motherwell had taken to the painterly monotype process quite naturally, and the results are...powerful abstract forms expressed directly by a masterful hand on the plate, exploiting and accepting the medium’s unpredictable nature after it’s run through the press.

Exhibition on view March 23 - May 4, 2019

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Robert Motherwell (1915-1991)
UNTITLED 1974   1974
Monotype; Bistre and Yellow Etching Ink with Black Acrylic on Paper  
40 x 25 1/2 inches
M74-3765

© Copyright 1974 Dedalus Foundation, Inc. / Licensed by VAGA, NY

 

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Robert Motherwell (1915-1991)
UNTITLED 1974   1974
Monotype; Bistre and Yellow Etching Ink with Black Acrylic on Arches Paper  
40 1/4 x 25 3/4 inches
M74-3751

© Copyright 1974 Dedalus Foundation, Inc. / Licensed by VAGA, NY

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