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Art Quest

Postby Antiq » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:50 pm

No, not some cool game or competition, sorry, I have a question to ask of any of you that may be familiar with modern art.
About a decade ago I brought my daughter to the Tate Modern, which she loved, and one painting really grabbed her attention. Today she asked me if I could remember who painted it. I can't. We both remember the painting, but not very accurately. I think it may have been of the abstract expressionism movement. I thought it might be Rothko, but I can't find it under anything Rothko-related.
I'll describe it as best I can, and maaaayyybe someone might know :D
A dark, bloody red cruciform shape, roughly painted, possibly with some black or maroon or dark purple in it, against a possibly white or grey background. That's all, it was stark. Definitely abstract. Famous artist.

If any of you are in the vicinity of the Tate Modern sometime, maybe you could see if you can find it :lol:
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Re: Art Quest

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:03 pm

It's not Ad Reinhardt by any chance, is it? :think:
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Re: Art Quest

Postby Antiq » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:23 pm

I think not, but you're in the right area. The painting is rougher in execution than most of his stuff. It's possible that it's by any of the artists I have looked up but the image may not be online. I don't even know if it's still in the Tate. I searched their website but didn't find it.
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Re: Art Quest

Postby raptornx01 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:29 pm

you can try here, though half of them are blocked due to copyright

http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks?vid=2#fm=4&ft=0

(BTW, looking through that really makes me realize that I don't understand art at all. I mean, one of them was literally just a canvas covered in white paint.)
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Re: Art Quest

Postby Antiq » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:35 pm

raptornx01 wrote:you can try here, though half of them are blocked due to copyright

http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks?vid=2#fm=4&ft=0

(BTW, looking through that really makes me realize that I don't understand art at all. I mean, one of them was literally just a canvas covered in white paint.)

Lol! Good old White on White? Yeah, I looove modern and abstract art, but I do think some of it is total rubbish :lol: I have checked that area already, but I'll look again.
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Re: Art Quest

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:44 pm

The Tate Modern has an online catalogue you could search HERE - it does sound like a Mark Rothko work, but they have a lot by Barnet Newman and Pollock too.
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Re: Art Quest

Postby Antiq » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:53 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:The Tate Modern has an online catalogue you could search HERE - it does sound like a Mark Rothko work, but they have a lot by Barnet Newman and Pollock too.

So much stuff!! Yeah, I've been trawling there, and checked most of the abstract expressionists - may not even be one of them, or the painting may not be at the Tate any more, they do shift them from gallery to gallery and it was a long time ago.
This is going to bug me 'til I find it :lol:
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Re: Art Quest

Postby cheery_j. » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:10 pm

Maybe you can find it here: http://www.artcyclopedia.com/
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Re: Art Quest

Postby Dotsie » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:56 am

Unless it's got dogs playing poker, I can't help you I'm afraid.
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Re: Art Quest

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:04 pm

You could always try contacting the Tate using their contact page. :)
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Re: Art Quest

Postby Del » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:57 pm

Image

Anulf Reiner?
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Re: Art Quest

Postby Antiq » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:54 pm

Del wrote:Image

Anulf Reiner?

Ermagerd, I think that's it!!!!!!! Bless you Del <3 :D :D :D

Tell me, how did you know find that, or are you simply an awesome art buff?
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Re: Art Quest

Postby Antiq » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:27 pm

Dotsie wrote:Unless it's got dogs playing poker, I can't help you I'm afraid.

:lol:
It's ok, quest complete :D Showed it to my daughter, she's all yesssss!!! I said "TOLD you my Pratchetters would come through". I knew somebody here would find it or know it, 'cos y'all are that cool 8-)
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