Love Poem by Hans Hofmann

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Love Poem by Hans Hofmann Love Poem by Hans Hofmann

Title: Love Poem

Artist: Hans Hofmann (1880 – 1966)

Nationality: German-American

Completion Date: 1962

Style: Expressionism

Genre: Abstract Painting

Media: Oil on Canvas

Location: Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis

In 1948 Hans Hofmann wrote the essay The Search for the Real in the Visual Arts in which the lifelong teacher and theorist outlined his thoughts on the formal aspects of painting. Hofmann believed that a painting should remain true to its two-dimensional form, rather than containing three-dimensional perspective. Interest could be added to a painting through contrasting shapes, colours, and textures, which Hofmann termed “push and pull.” This is displayed in Poème d’amour through the contrasting use of dripped paint and rigid geometric forms.

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I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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