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biomorph

[′bī·ō‚mȯrf]
(graphic arts)
An abstract form (painted, drawn, or sculpted) whose shape resembles that of a living organism.
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But what you are really doing is finding the creature, for it is, in a mathematical sense, already sitting in its own place in the genetic space of Biomorph Land.
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PHONG BUI (RAIL): As I was reading Chapter III (Biomorphs: Humanism/ Surrealism) of Black Mountain College: Experiment In Art, I came across a statement by Jacob Lawrence from a letter he sent to Josef Albers before his arrival at Black Mountain as a teacher for the 1946 summer session, "My belief is that it is most important for an artist to develop an approach and philosophy about life.
Throughout the early '80s, Cubist still-life concerns reappeared in paintings depicting coffee cups, shoes, and fragments of domestic interiors, while her Chicago connection insinuated itself in images of wispy, ghostly hands, wraithlike figures, and schematized animalistic biomorphs. Nearly ten feet tall, Painters' Progress, 1981, is an apparently haphazard arrangement of shardlike canvases, loosely connected and only intermittently tangent, which carry the image of a cosmically glowing palette and paintbrushes.
(William Baziotes, that painter of cryptic biomorphs, considered him a hero.) Yet the school of Mondrian was never as influential as Cubism.
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There is definitely something European about the two Smith series, for example--and Robert Storr, the author of the catalogue essay, is right in alluding to Hans Arp's biomorphs and to the paintings of Arp's wife, Sophie Taeuber--Arp.
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So while Poliock mapped his cosmic webs and Rothko, Still, and Newman distilled their paintings' residual personages or biomorphs into airy veils, solid walls, and lu minous measures of color, Guston stayed intent on telling tales.