Oscar Bluemner: Forces of Nature and Industry

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Mar 19 2016 - Nov 6 2016

This collection of abstract drawings and one large painting, on loan from The Vilcek Collection, New York, presents the modern landscapes of Oscar Bluemner. 

An early American modernist known for his expressive, at times psychological use of color, this exhibition instead focuses instead upon the artist’s bold, black-and-white contrasts and lyrical use of line. Bluemner rendered the powerful forces of nature with fluid, arcing geometries, while his architectural and industrial structures are rendered with a chunky, spare solidity. Both are combined with dramatic force in his building, bridge and landscape subjects from the mid-1930s.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • American
  • 20th Century
  • Modernism
  • Oscar Bluemner

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