Between Surrealism and Abstractionism Hedda Sterne

Hedda Sterne (born Hedwig Lindenberg) was an artist best remembered as the only woman in a group of Abstract Expressionists known as "The Irascibles" which consisted of Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, and others. Sterne was, in fact, the only woman photographed with the group by Nina Leen for Life magazine in 1950. In her artistic endavors she created a body of work known for exhibiting a stubborn independence from styles and trends, including Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism, with which she is often associated.Sterne has been almost completely overlooked in art historical narratives of the post-war American art scene. At the time of her death, possibly the last surviving artist of the first-generation of the New York School, Hedda Sterne viewed her widely varied works more as in flux than as definitive statements. In 1944 she married Saul Steinberg the Romanian-born American cartoonist and illustrator, best known for his work for The New Yorker.During the late 1940s she became a member of The Irascible Eighteen, a group of abstract painters who protested the Metropolitan Museum of Art's policy towards American painting of the 1940s and who posed for a famous picture in 1950; members of the group besides Sterne included: Willem de Kooning, Adolph Gottlieb, Ad Reinhardt, Richard Pousette-Dart, William Baziotes, Jimmy Ernst, Jackson Pollock, James Brooks, Clyfford Still, Robert Motherwell, Bradley Walker Tomlin, Theodoros Stamos, Barnett Newman, and Mark Rothko.(www.wikiart.org)











 

Piotr Kowalski - Contemporary Sculptor & Visual Artist

Piotr Kowalski was an artist, sculptor, and architect. He was born 2 March 1927, in Poland, and died 7 January 2004 in Paris, France.Piotr Kowalski.Piotr Kowalski worked in non-traditional materials including electronic and mechanical devices, neon art, large earth works, explosions and other natural phenomena including plant growth and gravity. His work often expressed science or natural laws in direct and tangible ways, immediate to the senses.A refugee of World War II, a graduate of MIT, he immigrated to France as an architect for UNESCO and spent most of the rest of his life in Paris. Along with gallery works, he installed several large outdoors projects.Piotr Kowalski was born 2 March 1927 in Lviv, then in Poland,now Ukraine. By 1946 he was a refugee of the war living in Brazil. He attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1947 to 1952, receiving a Bachelors in Architecture, and maintained relations with MIT throughout his life. He worked as an architect for I. M. Pei from 1952 until 1953, then joined Marcel Breuer as an architect at UNESCO in Paris.He became a fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT in 1978, and continued in that position until 1985.In 1985, he became president of the Ars Technica Association connected to the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie uniting philosophers, artists, scientists such as Jean-Marc Levy-Leblond, Claude Faure, Jean-Max Albert, Sara Holt, Piero Gilardi, Jean-Claude Mocik, reflecting on the relationship between art and new technologies.He was named professor at École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 1987.Wikipedia











 

Rana Salama - Contemporary Visual Artist

Alexandria, Egypt.

 After 5 years of schooling in the art of interior design, Rana discovered a new outlet to express her emotions. Abstract art became a life changing endeavor. Each piece became intertwined with a story and she began to live each new creation, referring to them as her babies. Rana loves the freedom and creativity that she finds in abstract, inspired by unlimited creativity and the openness to be unique. Incorporating several techniques and tools to her style, this pursuant artist has been featured in art exhibitions throughout Egypt, featuring artists from countries such as Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Canada and more. She has also been successful in sales to countries including USA , Egypt, Kuwait,Lebanon, Australia and the Philippines. Rana's (one of a kind) creations are a must own for any collector. Be sure to keep your eyes open, because this artist has drive and potential to thrive in a global market.
"Happiness, positivity and pride are my pillars for success. The key to producing a piece of valuable Art that goes beyond your living room wall is to tell a sentimental story that really captures and challenges your thoughts. This is what really differentiates one artist from another."


















Milena Olesinska - Paintings For Sale

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Oil painting on canvac 100cm x 70cm - 1400 USD

Oil painting on canvac 100cm x 70cm - 1400 USD

Oil painting on canvac 100cm x 70cm - 1400 USD

Oil painting on canvac 100cm x 70cm - 1400 USD

Oil painting on canvas  40cm x 40cm - 480 USD


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Georges Hugnet - Original Dada Collages

Georges Hugnet (11 July 1906 – 26 June 1974) was a figure in the Dada movement and Surrealism. He was a man of many talents and dabbled in a variety of artistic pursuits including poetry, editing, publishing, translating, film and play writing, acting, rare book collecting, and book binding design until his death in 1974. There is an inventory of his papers in the Carlton Lake Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center of the University of Texas at Austin.