Clyfford Still Paper

Emily Potter

January 31, 2012

ARTH 3539

Clyfford Still

Clyfford Still

            Clyfford Still was named to be one of the top Abstract Expressionist artists of the twentieth century.  His paintings began obvious in meaning and apparent in inspiration with shapes and figures the audiences’ eyes were familiar with.  Gradually becoming more familiar with his own style Still began to slowly transform the shapes and figures into something more “somber and complex” in approach.  Human figures began to transform into creature like shapes and becoming ominous in quality. In the 1940s, Stills art continued to advance in inventive and highly original ways transforming into the paintings we now know as Clifford Still’s.  The museum provided an overview of the artist’s imagery and his dramatic stylistic progressions during his fifty year career.  Continue reading