Jim Dine -The Little Heart in a Landscape. Etching, soft-ground etching and power-tool abrasion with red Moriki chine colle on Hahnemuhle Warm White paper, 10.125” x 12.5” (1991)
[Tumblr Monday with workman]
Thanks to workman for this Tumblr Monday to introduce us Jim Dine, one of the first American artists to be involved in such precursors of POP as Happenings and Assemblages, mounting objects directly to his canvases. Sometimes considered to be a part of the Neo-Dada movement, he combined different techniques with handwritten texts and words and set real everyday objects against undefined backgrounds in his work. The objects were both commonplace and personal, both poetic and ironic, reflecting his own feelings about life. (cf. Pop Art in the U.S. and Europe: Jim Dine)
Great thanks to workman to introduce one of his favorite artist, the American photographer Sally Mann, whose work is deeply rooted in both her family, and the landscape she lives and works in (cf. The Family and the Land). Enjoy!