‘Abstract Expressionism’ at the Guggenheim, Bilbao

At the fascinating Abstract Expressionism exhibition at the Guggenheim in Bilbao. Over 130 paintings, sculptures and photographs from collections around the world displaying the art of Arshile Gorky, Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Clyfford Still, Mark Rothko and others.

The exhibition shows the diversity of the phenomenon of Abstract Expressionism which, although it had its roots in Europe, was developed by a new wave of both immigrant and American artists in the USA from the mid-1940s.

Pollock 'Mural' (1943)

Jackson Pollock ‘Mural’ (1943)

Arshile Gorky 'Water of the Flowery Mill' (1944)

Arshile Gorky ‘Water of the Flowery Mill’ (1944)

Mark Rothko 'Yellow Band' (1956)

Mark Rothko ‘Yellow Band’ (1956)

Willem de Kooning 'Untitled (Woman in Forest)' (c.1963 - 64)

Willem de Kooning ‘Woman in Forest’ (c.1963 – 64)

Robert Motherwell 'Elegy to the Spanish Republic, no. 126' (1972 - 75)

Robert Motherwell ‘Elegy to the Spanish Republic, no. 126’ (1972 – 75)

‘The Rupf Collection’ at the Guggenheim

Also an opportunity to see an excellent exhibition featuring seventy works from the Rupf Collection including paintings by Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Fernand L├ęger, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and others.

Andre Derain 'Landscape near Cassis' (1907)

Andre Derain ‘Landscape near Cassis’ (1907)

Georges Braque 'Houses in L'Estaque' (1908)

Georges Braque ‘Houses in L’Estaque’ (1908)

Georges Braque 'Violin and Bow' (1911)

Georges Braque ‘Violin and Bow’ (1911)

Pablo Picasso 'Violin Hanging on the Wall (Violin)' (1913)

Pablo Picasso ‘Violin Hanging on the Wall’ (1913)

Fernand Leger 'Still Life' (1922)

Fernand Leger ‘Still Life’ (1922)

Juan Gris 'Book and Pipe' (1925)

Juan Gris ‘Book and Pipe’ (1925)