Tag Archives: 1961

langoaurelian:

Three Musicians, 1961

- Endel Köks

(1912-1983)

thunderstruck9:

Yves Klein (French, 1928-1962), Anthropométrie “Le Buffle” (ANT 93), 1960-61. Pigment and resin on paper laid down on canvas, 178 x 280.4 cm.

palmofmyhands:

Paul Jenkins, Phenomena Red Watch. 1961. Öl auf Leinwand.

acapareda:

Yves Klein- Gold Leaf on Panel (1961)

artqueer:

I’m in the Mood for Love
David Hockney
1961

“Hockney duly tried his hand at abstraction, but found it too barren. He was at this moment in a phase of rapid self-discovery on both artistic and personal levels, coming to terms with his own sexuality, and at the same time searching for a style. His stylistic experimentation was fuelled by discussions with R.B. Kitaj, who was a student at the Royal College over the same period. Since figure-painting seemed ‘anti-modern’ Hockney began by including words in his paintings as a way of humanizing them, but these were soon joined by figures painted in a deliberately rough and rudimentary style which owed a great deal to Jean Dubuffet. Hockney’s ebullient personality soon made him well known, even outside the Royal College, and he made his first major impact as a painter with the Young Contemporaries Exhibition of January 1961. This show marked the public emergence of a new Pop movement in Britain, with Hockney (apparently) as one of its leaders.” – Edward Lucie-Smith

artqueer:

The Cha Cha That Was Danced in the Early Hours of 24th March 1961
David Hockney
1961