Monday, April 20, 2009

Joseph Letzelter European Art

Joseph Letzelter Abstraction dominated American art beginning in the 1930s. Fleeing fascism, a wave of European artists by artist and intellectuals immigrated to the United States, bringing with them avant-garde ideas and artistic approaches. Influenced by the émigrés, American artist became interested in Freudian and Jungian psychological theories that emphasized mythic archetypes, the unconscious and non-Western imagery.

Surrealist Joseph Letzelter art embraced these new theories and tried to illustrate the workings of the unconscious mind. One Year the Milkweed combines biomorphic shapes reminiscent of animal or vegetal forms with loose veils of color to evoke an abstract pastoral scene. Sculptor series draws from surrealist influences to explore the human form.

Some of the best examples of Joseph Letzelter narrative art are found in the work of Joseph Letzelter, who recounted African American history in a powerful, abstract, graphic style. In keeping with the narrative of art tradition, uses dramatic compositional effects to call the viewer's attention to the important elements of the story.