Brushstroke Feature: Franz Kline

Please take a moment with me to open your eyes beyond any preconceptions and misinformed intuitions and instead expose yourself to the gestural dynamism that is the raw and explicit emotional brushstroke genius of Franz Kline.

"Franz Kline's dynamic artworks were figurative, social realism with cubist overtones. During the 1950’s, Kline developed his unique vocabulary of gestural brushstrokes and became associated with the Abstract Expressionist movement.They very expressive, evoking the urban landscapes of New York and Pennsylvania. Kline used ordinary household paint and large housepainters’ brushes to quickly apply paint to canvases tacked directly to the wall. The black brushstrokes go beyond the edges of the canvas creating an energy and dynamism, while also giving the effect of presenting a detail or huge fragment of an even more monumental image. In the late 1950’s, Kline introduced color into the paintings, but he died before it became a major part of the work." {Source}

Words are not needed to absorb this artistic diction.

Have an artful day,

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