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November 29, 2012


Filed under: jan matulka — Tags: — jherzlinger @ 8:19 am

Today’s post is on one of my favorite Cubist Artists.  I have always been in love with Cubism as I am interested in the philosophy of deconstruction.  When you take

a whole, and instead of bringing all the parts together, you start to take them apart.  and then, what does an object actually look like once you start to take the pieces apart.

I am sure this thought is  akin to how to process what happens in all of our lives.  It makes much sense to me, maybe its the new train of thought for the day.

The artists definition of Cubism is as follows:

A nonobjective school of painting and sculpture developed in Paris in the early 20th century, characterized by the reduction and fragmentation of natural forms into abstract, often geometric structures

usually rendered as a set of discrete planes.

a style of art that stresses abstract structure at the expense of other pictorial elements especially by displaying several aspects of the same object simultaneously and by fragmenting the form of depicted objects

Czechoslovakian-born artist Jan Matulka is one of the pioneers of early American Modernism. He spent several years working alongside Stuart Davis, developing a new style of Cubism oriented around the distortion of form.

He exhibited in many major museums and galleries, including the Whitney Museum’s first three biennial exhibitions of contemporary American painting. His work was also strongly affected by his encounters with

Surrealism in New York and Paris during the 1930s. Matulka taught at the Art Students League and influenced several important modernists, including David Smith, Dorothy Dehner,

and Irene Rice Pereira.

After 1940, Matulka slipped into obscurity until a major retrospective of his work was mounted at the Whitney Museum in 1979.

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