ARTISTS WHOSE EXPRESSIVE WORK SHOWS
ALTERNATIVES FOR REPRESENTING PEOPLE AND SPACE



Horace Pippin


Interior, 1944
Discuss the scene. What is the setting of this picture? What is each person doing?
Describe the emotions of each character in the painting. What is each person’s goal for the evening?
Discuss Pippin’s method of creating space--frontal single line to show separation of floor and back wall.
Analyze limited color scheme of painting.
Discuss limited palette and use of accent colors.
Discuss use of pattern and texture.

Also by Horace Pippin:
The Domino Players, 1943.
Victorian Interior, 1945.
at All Posters.com
http://www.allposters.com/Galleryc.asp?aid=99864&parentaid=0&search=Horace+Pip


Interior, by Horace Pippin,
1944

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Meyer P. Potamkin,
in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the
National Gallery of Art 1991.42.1

http://www.nga.gov/cgi-
bin/pinfo?Object=70965+0+0





Hollis Sigler


Mess is the Stuff of Life, 1988.
Discuss the childlike style of Sigler’s work.
Discuss the ways in which Sigler rejects and utilizes conventional perspective.
Discuss the title of Sigler’s work. How does it help us to understand the personal philosophy of the artist?
Discuss Sigler’s decision to make art about personal emotions, but to never represent human figures in her artwork.
How does the border reinforce the meaning of the artwork?


Mess Is the Stuff of Life, by Hollis Sigler
1988
Reproduced by permission of the artist,
2000.
 


Alejandro Xul Solar


Na Diafana, 1923.
Tu y Yo, 1923.
Dos Parejas, 1924.
Drago, 1924.
in the Museo Xul Solar

http://www.xulsolar.org.ar/obras/21-22.html


How does Xul Solar construct human figures?
What basic forms does he use?
How does Xul Solar represent inner and outer information about a person?