Title: Rebels Blood
Artist: Ronald Eller
Medium: Painting – Digital Art & Oil Painting
Dimensions: 30.000 × 40.000 inches
Abstract Expressionism is a descriptor used to describe an American post–World War II art movement that achieved worldwide influence. It was the first distinctive American Art Movement to achieve worldwide acclaim. It put New York City at the center of the art world, a role held by Paris for Centuries. However, the label “Abstract Expressionism” was first applied to describe works created by Wassily Kandinsky in Germany in 1919 in the magazine Der Sturm. It was used to describe German Expressionism and the beginning of a significant trend where artists sought to express themselves from an emotional plane of intensity and anti figurative aesthetics.
The Influence of the pre war European schools such as Futurism, the Bauhaus and Synthetic Cubism was the direct precursor to the New York group of abstract Expressionists. The New York School were noted for their rebellious and highly idiosyncratic styles and nihilistic philosophies which influenced the beat generation. The beat generation of the fifties was the active forerunner of the hip or hippy movement and the Avant-Garde of the 60’s, 70’s. It is still very much alive as a source of influences from the vast explorations of Dada, Surrealism, Pop Art, and Graffiti as a legitimate art form. The musical expansion starting in the sixties of Rock and Roll, Jazz, and Classical Music became the voice of poetry and social revolution. The artistic rebellion was so vast and expressive the movement of abstract expressionism here in the United States and around the world are barely beginning to be understood. The power and influences of a movement that is still in the process of defining itself cannot be denied. The art of the 60’s and 70’s spurned on the movement of revolution and change so profound we have as yet to understand the impact which has lead to racial, sexual and cultural power shifts forever changing how governments rule. The radical shift in the paradigm of religious philosophies have literally and totally restructured the cultures of the world as we know it. The impact of the Abstract Expressionist Movement on the world cannot be minimized. We are still reeling from the impact. When Blues influenced Rock Concerts are being played at the Wu Miao Temple in old Dali in China one cannot underestimate the power of the Abstract Expressionist Movement which literally spawned all the cultural shifts we are now experiencing. This and the profound effect of advancing technology has brought us to place we are at today.
From the richly decorated walls of dark caves at Lascaux France, to the heart of a rebellious artist, Saint Vincent van Gogh, Canonized by art itself, who’s style brought us paint of fully crafted strokes and swirls. Forever, a creation from god. Perfectly pure, Not in all of mankind’s existence has there ever been another so profound, so solitary, so noteworthy. Aside from Jesus Christ there never has been one so misunderstood. Uniquely pre-paired at Arles France. It was here Matisse Modigliani And Picasso drank their wine, toasted their fame and danced their dance. In the long shadow there meager presence could only have disappeared into the starry night.
God bless Vincent and the rebels one and all, Their allegiance was centered to be true, of pure resolve their anthems sang as their brush of color upon the liberty bell rang, And their declaration came one after another, Pollack, Warhol, Gottlieb, Kline, Motherwell, de Kooning, De Niro, Diebenkorn, Hartigan, Reinhardt, Rothko, Yamamoto by the rebels blood our lives and culture was made. To always seek the truth as told through the pain of change and the rebels duty rearranged color and form and thought.
It begins first with the image on the wall. From here the poet writes and the profit speaks and the music sings and change upon the winds blow. This is how it’s done. This is how it must go.