Robert Motherwell

Robert Motherwell: A Centenary Survey of Major Works, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, 28 Duke Street, St. James’s, London SW1, until 28th March 2015

 

Installation View showing: Motherwell, Robert A View No.1 1958 81.1 x 104 inches / 206 x 264.2 cms  Oil on canvas (C)

Installation View showing:
Motherwell, Robert
A View No.1
1958
81.1 x 104 inches / 206 x 264.2 cms
Oil on canvas
(C)

What better way to mark the opening of their new gallery in a very impressive space created from a car park by Nick Gowing architects, just opposite the side entrance of Fortnum & Mason and the perfect place for exhibitions?

Motherwell, Robert Untitled (New England Elegy No.5) 1967 116 x 140 inches / 294.6 x 355.6 cms (C)

Motherwell, Robert
Untitled (New England Elegy No.5)
1967
116 x 140 inches / 294.6 x 355.6 cms
(C)

Robert Motherwell, born on 24th January 1915, was a major figure of the Abstract Expressionism Movement which emerged in New York in the 1940s. By the 1960s Motherwell was also working on other ideas – collages, series of paintings and printing prolifically.

 The show includes many notable works including Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 130, which was part of a series he first started in 1947 and continued working on until his death in 1991.

An installation view showing from the right: Motherwell, Robert California 1959 Oil and charcoal on canvas 69.75 x 89.3 inches / 177.2 x 226.8 cms; Open 22: In Charcoal with White 1968 Acrylic and charcoal on canvas 89.6 x 129.1 inches / 227.6 x 328 cms; Elegy to the Spanish Republic No .130 1974-75 Acrylic on canvas 96 x 120.5 inches / 243.8 x 304.1 cms; (C)

An installation view showing from the right:
Motherwell, Robert
California
1959
Oil and charcoal on canvas
69.75 x 89.3 inches / 177.2 x 226.8 cms;
Open 22: In Charcoal with White
1968
Acrylic and charcoal on canvas
89.6 x 129.1 inches / 227.6 x 328 cms;
Elegy to the Spanish Republic No .130
1974-75
Acrylic on canvas
96 x 120.5 inches / 243.8 x 304.1 cms;
(C)

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