Lyrical Abstraction of the Day: Clyfford Still

Exiled Stardust

It began as asubgenre of Abstract Expressionism.  It was once a pejorative term but is now considered historically accurate.   It involves a turning away from hard geometric shapes and thinly applied paint toward curvilinear shapes and sensuously thick paint.

It’s called Lyrical Abstraction.  It’s what I do.   Here’s some work related to this genre from Clyfford Still, who was a friend and major influencer of Mark Rothko:

Photo above courtesy of my favorite museum in the world, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  You can see this painting there, on the second floor.

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