Sara Barnes

1932

Artist biography

Sara Barnes is seen as an established contemporary artist, Sara Barnes was born in 1932. Also born in 1932 and of this same generation are Malcolm Armstrong, Gordon Baldwin, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, Lucio Bulgarelli, and David Plowden.

Further Biographical Context for Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes was born in 1932 and was predominantly inspired by the 1950s growing up. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Sara Barnes

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