Sunday, August 12, 2012

Conventions for Abstract Thoughts

Portrait of Charles Burchfield, date unknown / 1917 Conventions for Abstract Thoughts, handmade album of drawings created ca. 1955 / The escape from the banal everyday life to the world of the ideal AND Aimless Abstraction (Hypnotic Intensity) from Conventions for Abstract Thoughts, china marker on paper, 1917 / The Insect Chorus, watercolour with ink, graphite, and crayon on paper, 1917 / exhibition catalogue, The Museum of Modern Art, 1930 / The Night Wind, watercolour, gouache, and pencil on paper, 1918 / handmade album of studies for Sun and Rocks, after 1950 / Midsummer in the Woods, watercolour, charcoal , and chalk on joined paper, 1950-59

from Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield, curated by Robert Gober, Hammer Museum/DelMonico Books-Prestel, 2009 (here)

Thanks to S.Hughes for the loan/education.