Ice Palace, II, 1976
Acrylic on Paper
Signed lower right
H 20 x W 32 inches.
More information on Jay Rosenblum
Jay Rosenblum was born in 1933 and taught at Hunter College and the School of Visual Arts in NY and the Cleveland Art Institute.
In Rosenblum’s exhibitions of the late fifties there were freely painted flower-like, cluster forms of color that emerged from the center of the painting. In the mid-1960s, the color forms in his paintings evolved into ragged-edged and vertical planes. Shortly after, he developed a hard edge style in which colors move up and down the picture plane. These flat curtain-like forms, with their vertical emphasis, indicate space by shifts in color passages. The shapes relate to a surface depth determined by the contrasting color values. The shapes sometimes overlap, but do not indicate transparency. The paintings include groupings of color clusters in vertical and diagonal motif. Rosenblum has developed a repertory of vivid color sets that inter-relate in series.
-Ward Jackson, Art Now: New York, June 1971-
Jay Rosenblum died in 1989