William Turnbull, 4-1963, 1963, 60 x 60, inches, oil on canvas
Alex Turnbull and Pete Stern post an excerpt from their documentary Beyond Time: William Turnbull.
In the clip painter and sculptor William Turnbull "discusses the relation his experiences as a pilot during World War II had on the development of his art, and specifically his attitude to abstraction.
Gouk speaks directly in front of his paintings, describing his process. Discussing color he notes that "Matisse said a 'square meter of green is greener than a square centimeter of green' ... color needs surface area to in order to function in painting and what is does is it wants to spread... color needs a fairly large surface area in order to function at all and to generate chords between colors..."
Rebecca Wright reviews the exhibition Rothko in Britain at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, on view through February 26, 2012.
Wright notes that Abstract Expressionism holds a "pivotal position... in the canon of art history, as the turning point when 'art' migrated from Europe to America following the Second World War. By using a past exhibition as a case study (Rothko's first solo show held in 1961) Rothko in Britain manages to break down the 'Americanness' of Abstract Expressionism, revealing to us a fascinating dialogue established between artists on either side of the Atlantic."
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