Thanks Robbie for my fifth Abstract Expressionists cover. The previous ones are here,here,here and here.
The new 44c stamp at left features Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 34 (1953-1954) by Robert Motherwell.
Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) viewed literature and philosophy as integral components of his art. He is best known for the “Elegy to the Spanish Republic” series, an ambitious group of somber abstract paintings. Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 34 (1953-1954) features black bars and ovals and vertical white stripes that partly obscure colors that refer to the flag of the Spanish Republic.