Friday, April 2, 2010

Tiny Tableau



"The Golden Wall" (1961) Hans Hofmann

If you like this...





"Romanesque Facade" (1949) Adolph Gottlieb

...and this





"Orange And Yellow" (1956) Mark Rothko

...and this





Then you will love this:





The U.S. Postal Service released it's latest stamp collection two weeks ago.




"The Liver Is The Cock's Comb" (1944) Arshile Gorky




"1948-C" (1948) Clyfford Still




"Asheville" (1948) Willem de Kooning


The collection is called "Abstract Expressionists".
A group of artists, based primarily in New York City during the 1940's and 1950's, revolutionized art. With their radically different styles, they transformed the act of painting into a journey of self-discovery.




"Convergence" (1952) Jackson Pollock




"Elegy To The Spanish Republic No. 34" (1953-1954) Robert Motherwell


This style was uniquely American and utterly new.




"La Grande Vallee O" (1983) Joan Mitchell


These revolutionary and priceless works of art can be yours to grace your envelopes or add to your stamp collection. For a mere $4.40, you can purchase a sheet of 10 at your local post office. Or, go to USPS.com and have them delivered right to your mailbox. They are quite beautiful, and all are over-sized. For example, the Jackson Pollock is 2" x 3".
The "Abstract Expressionists" sheet was designed by Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, Maryland to suggest paintings hanging on a gallery wall.

Beauty and practicality for under $5 !




"Achilles" (1952) Barnett Newman


"The function of the artist is to express reality as felt"
Robert Motherwell

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the listing, Kathy. I appreciate that more than you know...

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