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Old 01-24-2009, 01:04 PM
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ARTIST of the MONTH Series:
(With a special thanks to all of the members who presented them for us)

2009

January: Kandinsky

February: Marc Chagall

March: Jacob Lawrence

April: Frida Kahlo

May: Damien Hirst

June: Helnwein

July: Alex Janvier

August: Pierre Bonnard

September: Kehinde Wiley

October: ... Kurt Schwitter

November: Jackson Pollock

December: Charley Harper


2010

January: Anselm Keifer

February Lawren Harris

March Helen Frankenthaler

April Dave MacDowell


May .. Marc Salz


June, July, August


September Romare Bearden


October: Virginia Cobb

November Francoise Issaly

December
Lionel Feininger

2011


January: Mondrian

February Rothko

March Aaron Douglas

April Joan Miro

May Gerhard Richter

June Nancy Borlase

July Picasso

August Robert Delaunay

September Mauricio Lasansky

October Keith Haring

November Willem de Kooning

December Georgia O'Keeffe

2012

January Barbara Hepworth

February Paul Klee

March Jasper Johns

April Robert Rauschenberg

May Jean Metzinger

June Rene Magritte

July Paul Cezanne

August Andy Warhol

September Diebenkorn

October Hans Hofmann

November Joseph Holston
2013

March: Robert Ryman

April: Charles Burchfield


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August: Ernie Barnes


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Re: Abstract Painting Book suggestions

This one is great.
http://www.amazon.com/Discovering-In...2281437&sr=1-2
Discovering the Inner Eye, Virginia Cobb

She goes through an entire exploration of how to think and see abstractly
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Re: Abstract Painting Book suggestions

Kees van Aalst:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Painting-Rea.../dp/1844485609
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Re: Abstract Painting Book suggestions

My suggestion of books:

Aesthetics And Painting (Paperback)

by Jason Gaiger Publisher: Continuum (Nov 2008)

Frameworks For Modern Art (Hardcover)

by Jason Gaiger (Editor)
Publisher: Yale University Press (Feb 2004)

Modern Art: Impressionism To Post-Modernism

by David Britt (Hardcover - 01-2008)


Cabinet Of Modern Art, A Collection Of Twenty-Five Subjects From Modern Masters, Engraved In The Highest Style Of Mezzotinto;

(Paperback) (General Books's Photocopy Edition) by Unknown Author





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Re: Abstract Painting Book suggestions

More on books (in a lighter vein)............10 Visual Artists Who Use Books as Their Medium:
http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1mckhH...visual-art/r:t
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Re: Abstract Painting Book suggestions

Not a book, but a wonderful 1972 documentary on NY abstract expressionism is "Painters Painting". Very little actual painting, but lots of very candid conversation about what they're doing, what they're thinking, and why. Gives a great look into the personalities behind the work (and money) as well. Totally entertaining, and I'd bet any public library could get it.



http://www.amazon.com/Painters-Paint...2561547&sr=1-1
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Re: Abstract Painting Book suggestions

I think this thread is worth adding to the Forum Sticky.
If you have books you think would be worth adding, please PM me or davefriend with the suggestion and we will add the information.

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