Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and that you have found the inspiration to respond on our "weekend-meditation". I thought I had done an earlier post about "Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue", but I think it was on one of my other weblogs. I had hoped to create an easy episode today, but I think it will be not that easy.
We are exploring modern art this month and today I love to challenge you with the abstract art of Barnett Newman who painted "Who's Afraind of Red, Yellow and Blue".
|Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue (Barnett Newman)|
Barnett Newman started the first painting in the series without a preconceived notion of the subject or end result; he only wanted it to be different from what he had done until then, and to be asymmetrical. But after having painted the canvas red, he was confronted with the fact that only the other primary colors yellow and blue would work with it; this led to an inherent confrontation with the works of De Stijl and especially Piet Mondriaan, who had in the opinion of Newman turned the combination of the three colors into a didactic idea instead of a means of expression in freedom.
|Mondriaan (painting by Chèvrefeuiile)|