Posts Tagged ‘constructivism’

Artist of the moment………..Anatol Wladyslaw


Anatol Wladyslaw was a Brazilian painter renown for his abstract works. Anatol Wladyslaw was born in Warsaw, Poland in  the year 1913.

The artist studied electrical engineering. He began to study art 5 years after finishing his engineering studies.

The artist experimented with other art movements including constructivism and figurative works.

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Anatol Wladyslaw passed away 2004 whilst living in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

I enjoy the many shapes included in the many works of Wladyslaw. Its modern and reminds of the screen savers of the home computers of a decade ago.

Wladyslaw reminds of a contemporary Brazilian painter who also had a very bright palette and bold colors and shapes, Romero Britto.


Artist of the moment…….James Juszczyk

James Juszczyk is an abstract artist born in Chicago, Illinois  in the year 1943. The artist is associated with Constructivism and Abstract painting styles. For his artistic education Juszczyk attended the University of Illinois and the Cleveland Institute of Art. The artist went on to earn  a masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Juszyczyk paints mainly with acrylics.

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The artist is included in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Juszczyk has been part of the teaching faculty at many colleges including the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Spent the latter part of the 1980s based out of Zurich, Switzerland. He is now based out of New York City.

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Artist of the moment……Joaquin Torres Garcia

Joaquin Torres Garcia was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in  the year 1874.  He then moved to Spain in 17 years later in 1891. For his artistic education Joaquin Garcia attended the Baixas Academy located in Barcelona,  Spain. From an early age Torres knew he wanted to become an artist but didn’t think Uruguay could provide him with a good education so he left to study in Barcelona, Spain.

Worked with famed architect Antonio Gaudi in projects restoring old churches.

Over his career completed several public commissions and murals.

Joaquin Torres Garcia was put on the 1998 5 peso banknote in Peru. Below is an example of the currency.


In the clip below we visit a museum named for the artist located in his hometown of Montevideo, Uruguay.

Garcia is very unique in that many works were destroyed by a fire at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio De Janiero in 1978.  At the time a major exhibition was being held for the artist at the museum.

1913 had a book published that explained the causes behind his theories on art. He also started a school this same year to teach his principles, but the school closed to due to bankruptcy the following year.

In 1917 he started working with a new medium, toymaking and the production of toys. In 1920 the artist took off for Paris, France never to return to Barcelona, Spain in his lifetime. The artist would make his way to New York City and then head for Italy to start his toymaking business. The name of his company was the Aladdin Toy Company.

The movement that is most associated with Garcia is contructivism.

The artist would move from Paris back to Uruguay and was celebrated after having been accepted into the celebrity painter role in Europe.

price range information: The artist is in very high demand and in May a work sold at Sotheby’ for $1.4 million dollars. Prices start at $4,000 for the most part.