Sunday Painting: Four More by Jon Schueler

This week for Sunday Painting, I chose four more works by American Abstract Expressionist Jon Schueler. Even though my first post also featured his work, the Sunday Painting feature won’t always be about Jon Schueler–I will branch out at some point. The images are just so striking that I couldn’t resist sharing.

He was a prolific painter and these images don’t even begin to scratch the surface.

The Sea and Yellow Sky, Clamart 1958
Copyright: Estate of Jon Schueler
Snow Cloud Over the Sound of Sleat, New York 1959
Copyright: Estate of Jon Schueler
The First Snow Cloud, Mallaig Vaig 1958
Copyright: The Estate of Jon Schueler
Forgotten Blues II, 1981
Copyright: Estate of Jon Schueler

5 thoughts on “Sunday Painting: Four More by Jon Schueler

  1. Elise November 15, 2009 / 4:44 pm

    they are all beautiful with great use of colours to create atmosphere


  2. dartemel November 15, 2009 / 10:06 pm

    painting #1 relaxes me – whereas #2 makes me a little nervous.

    #3…that makes me feel angry.

    #4 is the calm after the storm.

    i love each one for the different emotions…beautiful.


  3. dolcebellezza November 16, 2009 / 10:56 am

    I'm not a huge fan of abstract art, probably because I don't get it and I'm stuck in an Impressionist box, but the paintings you showed are very interesting. I can only imagine them in real life with the power and intensity they portray. In some ways, they reminded me of Cy Twombly's exhibit which I saw this summer at the Art Institute. Who knows, maybe some day I'll learn to fully appreciate this stuff. ;)


  4. dolcebellezza November 16, 2009 / 10:40 pm

    um, in rereading my comment? It comes across in a totally wrong way from what I meant. What I meant was, “I think the paintings you posted are inspiring. I wish I understood abstract art better because it's very powerful.”

    I shouldn't type in comments while I'm trying to teach my students at the same time, eh?


  5. Thomas at My Porch November 17, 2009 / 12:04 am

    Elise: Thanks for stopping by. Some of his work uses very little color and manages to create just as much atmosphere.

    Dartemel: You could rotate them based on how you are feeling. That way the people around you would know your mood.

    Dolce: I think your meaning came through in the first comment. But I can understand wanting to make something clearer.


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