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WILLIAM BAZIOTES (1912 - 1963)

 
“It is the mysterious that I love in painting. It is the stillness and the silence. I want my pictures to take effect very slowly, to obsess and to haunt.” – William Baziotes
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<br>William Baziotes was an important member of Abstract Expressionism, the movement of non-representational art concerned with the artist’s emotive mark making. Also part of The Irascibles, a subsection of AbEx artists who protested the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Baziotes incorporated biomorphic shapes, a nod to his early Surrealist investigations.
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<br>In this piece, Baziotes makes full effect of watercolor, using its translucency and fluidity to create lyrical passages of color and forms. “It is the mysterious that I love in painting. It is the stillness and the silence. I want my pictures to take effect very slowly, to obsess and to haunt.” – William Baziotes
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<br>William Baziotes was an important member of Abstract Expressionism, the movement of non-representational art concerned with the artist’s emotive mark making. Also part of The Irascibles, a subsection of AbEx artists who protested the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Baziotes incorporated biomorphic shapes, a nod to his early Surrealist investigations.
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<br>In this piece, Baziotes makes full effect of watercolor, using its translucency and fluidity to create lyrical passages of color and forms. “It is the mysterious that I love in painting. It is the stillness and the silence. I want my pictures to take effect very slowly, to obsess and to haunt.” – William Baziotes
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<br>William Baziotes was an important member of Abstract Expressionism, the movement of non-representational art concerned with the artist’s emotive mark making. Also part of The Irascibles, a subsection of AbEx artists who protested the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Baziotes incorporated biomorphic shapes, a nod to his early Surrealist investigations.
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<br>In this piece, Baziotes makes full effect of watercolor, using its translucency and fluidity to create lyrical passages of color and forms. “It is the mysterious that I love in painting. It is the stillness and the silence. I want my pictures to take effect very slowly, to obsess and to haunt.” – William Baziotes
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<br>William Baziotes was an important member of Abstract Expressionism, the movement of non-representational art concerned with the artist’s emotive mark making. Also part of The Irascibles, a subsection of AbEx artists who protested the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Baziotes incorporated biomorphic shapes, a nod to his early Surrealist investigations.
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<br>In this piece, Baziotes makes full effect of watercolor, using its translucency and fluidity to create lyrical passages of color and forms. “It is the mysterious that I love in painting. It is the stillness and the silence. I want my pictures to take effect very slowly, to obsess and to haunt.” – William Baziotes
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<br>William Baziotes was an important member of Abstract Expressionism, the movement of non-representational art concerned with the artist’s emotive mark making. Also part of The Irascibles, a subsection of AbEx artists who protested the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Baziotes incorporated biomorphic shapes, a nod to his early Surrealist investigations.
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<br>In this piece, Baziotes makes full effect of watercolor, using its translucency and fluidity to create lyrical passages of color and forms. “It is the mysterious that I love in painting. It is the stillness and the silence. I want my pictures to take effect very slowly, to obsess and to haunt.” – William Baziotes
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<br>William Baziotes was an important member of Abstract Expressionism, the movement of non-representational art concerned with the artist’s emotive mark making. Also part of The Irascibles, a subsection of AbEx artists who protested the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Baziotes incorporated biomorphic shapes, a nod to his early Surrealist investigations.
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<br>In this piece, Baziotes makes full effect of watercolor, using its translucency and fluidity to create lyrical passages of color and forms. “It is the mysterious that I love in painting. It is the stillness and the silence. I want my pictures to take effect very slowly, to obsess and to haunt.” – William Baziotes
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<br>William Baziotes was an important member of Abstract Expressionism, the movement of non-representational art concerned with the artist’s emotive mark making. Also part of The Irascibles, a subsection of AbEx artists who protested the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Baziotes incorporated biomorphic shapes, a nod to his early Surrealist investigations.
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<br>In this piece, Baziotes makes full effect of watercolor, using its translucency and fluidity to create lyrical passages of color and forms.
Untitled18 x 24 1/4 in.(45.72 x 61.6 cm) watercolor on paper
Provenance
Sale: Swann Auction Galleries American Art, Contemporary Art, June 8, 2010, Sale 2216, Lot 7
Private Collection, Florida
“It is the mysterious that I love in painting. It is the stillness and the silence. I want my pictures to take effect very slowly, to obsess and to haunt.” – William Baziotes

William Baziotes was an important member of Abstract Expressionism, the movement of non-representational art concerned with the artist’s emotive mark making. Also part of The Irascibles, a subsection of AbEx artists who protested the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Baziotes incorporated biomorphic shapes, a nod to his early Surrealist investigations.

In this piece, Baziotes makes full effect of watercolor, using its translucency and fluidity to create lyrical passages of color and forms.
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