APAQUOGUE

Apaquogue by Adolf Gottlieb 1903-1974

QUOTES & HAIBUN

“Paint quality is meaningless if it does not express quality of feeling.”

Words from American born Gottlieb, abstract Expressionist.  This oil  on canvas is his landscape view of the road he lived on by the ocean at East Hampton, Long Island.  He also believed:

“The role of artist has always been that of image-maker…different times require different images…in a desperate attempt to escape from evil…to my mind, certain so-called abstraction is not abstraction at all, on the contrary, it is the realism of our time.”

His quotes explain his art.

HAIKU

ROSE, PINK, RED CIRCLES

SOOTHING TO EYES YET STRUGGLING

OVER TURBULENT STROKES

What may seem abstract to you may be total clarity to me and, thanks be to God, we each have that freedom of choice.  Abstract art has the phenomenal surprise to stretch one’s imagination…