Fashionable & Contemporary Art

The growth of industrialization in the twentieth century spurred commentary on man’s relationship with machines, and whether or not the expanded use of machines in day by day life was good for mankind. From Franz Kline’s monumental, gestural work to Robert Motherwell’s more philosophical strategy, Hofmann’s deep influence on abstract artwork and approach may be seen in paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, Kline, and Motherwell, and sculptures by David Smith and Peter Voulkos.

This will be the first exhibition to take as its inspiration and focus Léger’s monumental painting The Metropolis (1919), a cornerstone of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s collection and a landmark in the historical past of modern art, placing it in dialogue with the city artwork and tradition of modernity.

Hans Hofmann (American, born in Germany), a outstanding Abstract Expressionist and devoted trainer, welcomed tons of of scholars to his studios in New York and Provincetown, coaching them in his distinctive method and inspiring each peers and a new era of artists to develop their very own voice.

Within the early 20th century, Baltimore sisters Claribel and Etta Cone visited the Paris studios of Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso and started amassing an exceptional collection of roughly 3,000 objects, including 500 works by Matisse, which had been displayed of their Baltimore residences previous to coming to the Museum.

Encompassing over 12,500 works made since 1900, the museum’s collection consists of works by such artistic luminaries as Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse, and Georgia ‘Keeffe, as well as 33 paintings, drawings, and collages by the acclaimed summary-expressionist Robert Motherwell.