Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Art: Sam Francis

Sam Francis
Sometimes considered a second-generation Abstract Expressionist, Francis' work of the 1950's and 1960's was abstract, luminous and painterly rather than gestural. Influenced by the works of Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still, Francis' 'signature' paintings of the early 1950's are overlays of serial but asymmetrical biomorphic forms saturated with color.
View the work of Sam Francis on the Andreas Baumgartl and Broadbent websites or in this Broadbent catalog (PDF).

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April 02, 2006 12:57 PM, guinn9 said...

One of my favorite paintings at The Modern in Fort Worth is by Sam Francis. It's "Untitled from Mako Series, 1967" and they have an image of it on their website. Just search by artist name.

This painting is the first one I ever saw by Francis and it's so much more impressive when you see it in person, especially due to the large format. I fell in love with it.  

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