Monday, 10 September 2012

Before They Were Famous - Answers

Ok, here's the answers....

1.  

Dutch artist, Theosophist and member of the De Stijl movement, best known for his ruthlessly vertical and horizontal compositions in primary colours -

PIET MONDRIAN

Piet Mondrian, Chrysanthemum (1906)

 Piet Mondrian, Composition II in Red, Blue and Yellow (1930)


2.

Convention-busting Spanish painting genius and inventor of cubism -

PABLO PICASSO

Pablo Picasso, Science and Charity (Oil, 1897)
 
 
Pablo Picasso, Weeping Woman (Oil, 1937)

There's 40 years between these two though.

 
3.

Droll commentator on 20th century consumerism

ANDY WARHOL


Andy Warhol, My Shoe is Your Shoe (1955)

 
Warhol, Red Car Crash (1963)

From shoes to death in 8 years.  Consumerism will consume you.
 
4.

French Impressionist, painter of light, colour, modern life and precursor of Jackson Pollock's action paintings

CLAUDE MONET


Claude Monet, Fishing Boats at Etrekat (Oil, 1883)



Claude Monet, Waterlilies (Oil, 1916)


5.

Dutch symbolist/post-impressionist best known for his expressive exuberant brushwork in bright life-affirming colours

VINCENT VAN GOGH


 
Vincent Van Gogh, The de Ruijterkade in Amsterdam (Oil, 1885)


Vincent Van Gogh, The Starry Night (Oil, 1889)

There's only 4 years difference between the execution of these two paintings, but then Van Gogh had to move fast - he only had a 10 year painting career.


6.

And finally, Russian painter of spiritual abstract work, leading us all towards a higher plane of being

WASSILY KANDINSKY


Wassily Kandinsky, Odessa Port (Oil, 1898)


Wassily Kandinsky, Composition IV (Oil, 1911)


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