1. Krasner, Blue Square, 1939-43
Lee Krasner was an American artist that studied under Hofmann for 9 years in New York. Remember Hofmann and his art school from the last card?
Krasner was on the forefront of the abstract expressionist movement, making abstract and colorful works. However, the art world was still VERY sexist. No one wanted to show her work anywhere because she was a woman, so her career failed to begin when is should have.
Slightly jaded by the sexist baggage the art world still carried, Krasner did the next best thing. She married an artist. Krasner married Jackson Pollock.
Because she didn't want to compete with her husband's work in contemporary art, Krasner slowed down in her production of work, and stopped showing it publicly all together.
Blue Square is one of her paintings she created before marrying Pollock, it is an abstracted painting of a still life of various objects on a pedestal table.
2. Krasner, Noon, 1946-47
Krasner created this painting around the time she married Pollock. Her work has evolved away from an obvious influence from Hofmann and his knowledge of Picasso's cubism and into something different. A nonobjective, flat space. Outlines of circles and spheres, with globs of paint within the circles cover the canvas.
Krasner would later call this an "all-over image", because of it's flatness and continuous representation. All-over images have no beginning, no end, no top and no bottom. It is the viewer's choice to read the image in any direction best fit for them. Most of all, no part is more important than any other.
3. Krasner, Untitled, 1948
Krasner has deviated from her original "all-over images" but only slightly. Instead of the use of color feeling, she invests feeling into another form. These lines and shapes makeup what looks like a type of language, where not unlike her original all-over images, leaves the job of reading and feeling up to the viewer.