Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Acrobats, ca. 1932
Pablo Picasso, Les Noces de Pierrette, 1905
Emil Nolde, Sunrise at the Sea, 1927
Hans Hofmann, Lucidus Ordo, 1962
Due to purists and xenophobes, Hofmann was well-known, but rarely appreciated as a painter. Not entirely expressionist, not entirely geometric, Hofmann also had the „fault” of being deeply rooted in European abstract art. But I suppose that there are more people out there nowadays that enjoy without prejudice his well-tuned improvisations. Hardly improvised, as, thanks to his care for composition, he always makes sure to include blocks of pure color over some of the dripped canvas - but that adds to the charm a lot. Most of his paintings are pretty busy, but this is one of his few bright and clear compositions - for instance, his superb „Love Poem”, easily my favorite Hofmann, but I decided for now to showcase its green counterpart - „Lucidus Ordo”.
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Pablo Picasso, Two Friends, 1904