course work 1

I am taking another online course from Coursera. Auditing, so it’s free. But I didn’t notice that it had an optional practicum: learn about eight post-war American abstract artists and then create a painting in that style. Cool! This course, Postwar Abstract Painting and my first, Modern Art & Ideas, both come from the Museum of Modern Art.

First artist: Barnett Newman. He reduced his paintings to fundamental elements: color and line. He called his vertical lines “zips”.

This one is mine: 20×20 inches. Acrylic on canvas.


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