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February 20, 2012

ANOTHER NEO-PLASTICIST-ILYA BOLOTOWSKY

Filed under: ilya bolotowsky — Tags: — jherzlinger @ 12:56 pm

You didn’t think I was not going to introduce you to more of my newest art crush! ILYA BOLOTOWSKY-wonderful abstract expressionist whose paintings you may befamiliar with.  I think his work is tremendous, and I hope you enjoy this post!

Love,

Jamie

Bolotowsky is considered to be a leading early 20th-century painter in abstract styles in New York City. His work, a search for philosophical order through visual expression, embraced cubism and geometric abstraction.

Bolotowsky was a painter and sculptor of Russian birth. Having moved first to Constantinople (now Istanbul) and then in 1923 to New York.  Inspired both by Surrealist biomorphic forms and geometric abstraction, his first non-objective work  was in 1933.

During the Depression of the 1930s he painted numerous abstract murals under the auspices of government-sponsored art programs. By the late 1940s, when he taught for two years at Black Mountain College, he was concentrating on a color diverse variant of Piet Mondrian’s Neo-Plasticism, the style that characterized both the painted columns Bolotowsky began to make in the 1960s

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