BAUMEISTER, Frederich Willhelm (Willi)

2011.005.001 (1).JPG

Description

Komposition
ca. 1950
Serigraph, 36/70
19 1/2 x 25 1/2"
Serigraph of amorphous shapes in bright colors, red, organges and blacks. Through his freely drawn linework and organic shapes, Baumeister hoped to create signs and images indicative of the shared aspects of universal human existence. He saw prehistoric paintings as a model for art. Though he is less well known in the United States, Baumeister exhibited widely throughout his life and wrote essays in defense of abstraction and on the peculiar role of the artist, who, in his words, allows himself to be surprised by the work of his handsplunging with each work into the unknown.

Date

ca. 1950

Creator

BAUMEISTER, Frederich Willhelm (Willi)
German, 1889-1955

Source

Gift of Sharon and Terry Bridges

Identifier

2011.005.001

Citation

BAUMEISTER, Frederich Willhelm (Willi) and German, 1889-1955, “BAUMEISTER, Frederich Willhelm (Willi),” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed October 7, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/9248.