Top 10 Favorites From a Museum Visit

Heinrich Campendonk's Harlequin and Columbine is obviously taking inspiration from the same principles Kandinsky was influenced by in his later works.
Heinrich Campendonk’s Harlequin and Columbine is obviously taking inspiration from the same principles Kandinsky was influenced by in his later works.

Back in the summer, my friend and I went to see this exhibit at LACMA. I am in the mood to revisit the museum again, but unfortunately, this exhibit has closed. So I decided to revisit all my photos instead. I have always loved the Expressionism movement, and Wassily Kandinsky has long been a favorite artist of mine. But this exhibit was great because it introduced me to a number of artists in the movement I was not familiar with, and works that I’d never seen. I took as many photos of the exhibit as I could, but here I’m sharing my favorite ten. Enjoy!

Kandinsky's use of vivid color is one the reasons I'm so drawn to his work.
Kandinsky’s use of vivid color is one the reasons I’m so drawn to his work.
This work is called Green Trees and I like it because it is abstracted, but also still recognizable.
This Raoul Dufy work is called Green Trees and I like it because it is abstracted, but also still recognizable.
Cezanne's Apples and Biscuits.
Cezanne’s Apples and Biscuits.
I was not familiar with Franz Marc before this exhibit, but this painting made me want to learn more! I absolutely LOVE this sort of abstraction - such brilliant juxtaposition of shape and color!
I was not familiar with Franz Marc before this exhibit, but this painting made me want to learn more! I absolutely LOVE this sort of abstraction – such brilliant juxtaposition of shape and color!
I wonder if you would be able to tell what the subject of Robert Delaunay's abstraction is if he hadn't used color the way he did.
I wonder if you would be able to tell what the subject of Robert Delaunay’s abstraction is if he hadn’t used color the way he did.
The texture of the clothes is depicted so vividly in this painting! This painting also seems to me to be the start of the artist's foray into abstraction.
The texture of the clothes is depicted so vividly in this Ernst Kirchner painting! It also seems to me to be the start of the artist’s foray into abstraction.

And now, three paintings I loved, even though the pastel color palette is a bit surprising, considering how so much of the Expressionism movement was all about bold color.

A Van Gogh with a softer color palette. I would love to take a class just to learn how to paint with his style of brushstroke!
A Van Gogh with a softer color palette. I would love to take a class just to learn how to paint with his style of brushstroke!
Theo Van Rysselberghe is another artist I would love to learn more about. I would also love to have a print of this painting to hang in my bedroom!
Theo Van Rysselberghe is another artist I would love to learn more about. I would also love to have a print of this painting to hang in my bedroom!
Robert Delaunay's Cathedral is another work that is such a beautiful cross between realism and abstraction.
Robert Delaunay’s Cathedral is another work that is such a beautiful cross between realism and abstraction.

 

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