Starting from September 2016 The Royal Academy of Arts will launch the exhibition Abstract Expressionism, a collection of more than 150 paintings, sculptures and pictures coming from publics and privates world’s collections.
The exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Gugghenheim Museum of Bilbao, collects masterpieces of priceless value of the most acclaimed artists of the movement: from De Koonig to Rothko, from Pollock to Clyfford Still, of which nine paintings will be exposed in a gallery reserved inside the exhibition.
Curated by David Anfam and Edith Devaney, the exhibition will explore the phenomenon of the Abstract Expressionism including different medias, travelling through the two main movement’s fronts: the one of the color-field, the artists focused on the contemplative and sublime use of te colour, and the one of the gesture, with the art pieces of the artists similar to Pollock.
Some of the artists inspired by the play and by the colour’s contrasts have signed the transposition of the creative processes in the style and fashion, of personalities such as Ottavio and Rosita Missoni, who are also fascinated by the geometrization of shapes, by the use of colors and by the psychic and emotional resonance of the environment.
Close to the constructivist mood, to the lyric abstractionism of Sonia Delaunay and the world of Klee, the Missoni were the first ones who established parallelism and assonances between art and fashion, suggesting the idea of fluidity without boundaries nor precepts.
Interrogating the conventional notions of a scale, varying accents and colors with dramatics innovations, the Abstract Expressionism has been a complex and multi-facetted artistic phenomenon: the huge collection organized in this exhibition will make this event difficult to be duplicated again through the years, an unforgettable spectacle.
The tour will start in London on September 24th, where the exhibition will stay until January 2nd to move then to Bilbao from the 3rd of February until June 4th, 2017.
Tickets are available everyday at RA or online on this link www.royalacademy.org.uk
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