Apropos of nothing,
June 21, 2002 10:53 AM   Subscribe

Apropos of nothing, here's some art for yinz. Too many do not know Arthur Dove's work, the earliest American abstract art.
posted by engelr (9 comments total)
I dunno, engelr, Dove may have been the earliest American abstract painter (although I'd say Ryder anticipated a lot of what Dove was doing), but the earliest American abstract ART is probably this sort of thing.
posted by Faze at 11:30 AM on June 21, 2002

Thanks for pulling these together, engelr. It's funny; I was searching for images of Dove's work last winter. Here are three more wonderful abstractions that aren't linked from Artcyclopedia, and a few more here. And be sure to scroll 2/3 down on this page, past "Power Plant," for "Willow Tree," one of my faves. "Gear" and "River Bottom" are up there, too. :)

Ryder looks interesting, Faze, thanks for the pointer.
posted by mediareport at 12:27 PM on June 21, 2002

i've always loved arthur dove's work....he did one called "fog" (i think that is the title)....and it truely depicts what it is like to be in the middle of fog.
hmmnn...it could be "foghorn", now that i am second guessing.
posted by billybob at 2:20 PM on June 21, 2002

Oops, that 2nd link for a few more Doves should be this.

For billybob: Foghorns.
posted by mediareport at 2:51 PM on June 21, 2002

And 3 pages of Google image search results for Arthur Dove.
posted by mediareport at 3:52 PM on June 21, 2002

I'm sorry to have to ask, but: Who's yinz?
posted by majick at 7:38 PM on June 21, 2002

Arthur Dove from Tigertail
posted by y2karl at 2:40 AM on June 22, 2002

I KNEW you were from the Pittsburgh area engelr! Ha ha.

I thought, "Yinz? Yinz? Where would the spelling of that word hail from orally?"

Pittsburgh of course!

A great portion of my famly live in the Greensburgh area, so I've heard it many a' time. But to see it nonchalantly written. Now that's gotta be a first outside of yahoo.pittsburgh.hookup.
posted by crasspastor at 3:09 AM on June 22, 2002

So does that mean we've figured out what it means?
posted by majick at 4:46 PM on June 22, 2002

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