Archive for November 9, 2014

Artist of the moment…….Joanna Pousette- Dart



Joanna Pousette- Dart is the daughter of renown French abstract painter R. Dart. Joanna Pousette- Dart is also an abstract painter who was born in New York in the year 1947. She often works trying to portray motion through space.

Pousette- Dart attended Bennington College located in Bennington, Vermont.

In this clip we visit a show fromĀ 2007 featuring Joanna Pousette- Dart with James Kalm:

The artist has taught at many colleges including Hunter College and Yale University.

Pousette- Dart is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and also awards and grants from the National Endowment of the Arts.

The artist is part of many museum collections including the Brooklyn Museum and Museum of Modern Art located in New York City.

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I enjoy the many imaginative shapes employed by Joanna Pousette- Dart. Some works at first glance remind me of First Nations artistsĀ because of the shapes and color used by the artist.


Artist of the moment……..Shirley Jaffe


Shirley Jaffe is an American painter renown for abstract hard edged painting style. Shirley Jaffe was born in New Jersey in the year 1923. Jaffe is a painter, printmaker, and also has worked with stained glass.

Jaffe attended Cooper Union College located in New York City.

In 1949 she moved with her husband to France. Her husband was an artist and wanted to attend the Sorbonne located in Paris, France.

Here we visit a show featuring Jaffe and other abstract painters. A wonderful piece by Jaffe is shown at 1:55 in the clip. Another work is shown at the 6:10 mark of the clip:

Once in France she became familiar with other Abstract Expressionist painters including Joan Mitchell and Ellsworth Kelly.

Jaffe received a grant and was able to study in Berlin, Germany for one year.

In this clip we visit a show featuring Shirley Jaffe from 2008:

The artist is still based out of France but returns to the States periodically for shows.

Jaffe uses gouache to prepare her ideas for larger canvases. Her large finished paintings in oils are very large with sides often exceeding 6 feet in length.

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What an outstanding painter with a wonderful use of color. The shapes and color used by Jaffe are amazing. In the video clip with James Kalm her works seems to shout “Come look at me!” when on the wall next to her contemporaries.