Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Minimalism to the Max

Olga Rosanova painted this green stripe in 1917, so this painting can been seen as a forerunner of the Abstract Expressionists Rothko and Barnett. In those avant-garde days painting the colour green was not done. Green represented nature, something avant-gardists despised. Abstract art should be painted in primair colours. Painting this minimalistic green painting Olga Rosanova was far ahead of her time.

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