Monthly Archives: December, 2014

Hans Hofmann

Hans Hofmann (American, German-born; Modernism, Abstract Expressionism; 1880–1966): The Third Hand, 1947. Oil on reinforced plywood, . UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California, USA. © Estate of Hans Hofmann/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

“To me, creation is metamorphosis… incited by reality, imagination bursts into passion the potential inner life of a chosen medium.”

(Hans Hofmann)

Welcome

Hello, I’m Jules Cavanaugh and I’m the creator of I Require Art.

I am an explorer of the visual arts and of the arts generally. It is an endless, tireless pursuit and a gratifying journey of discovery. Discovery of art, of course, but more to the point, it is a voyage of self-discovery, of inquiry and insight — even revelation — into the nature of us.

Join with us in revisiting favorite byways and in our pursuit of artists breaking new ground. These are the artists of today, in the heat of the creative moment, who reshuffle, reimagine and forge new expressions of us. It’s a great place to be. It’s a great way to be.

What is your take on an artist, an exhibition, a performance, an arts issue? Dive into a lively dialog…

Glad you are here. Enjoy!

Gerhard Richter (German, Contemporary, b. 1932): Untitled, c. 2010. Lacquer on photograph, 10 ×15 cm. © Gerhard Richter. Courtesy of Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

Gerhard Richter (German, Contemporary, b. 1932): Untitled, c. 2010. Lacquer on photograph, 10 ×15 cm. © Gerhard Richter. Courtesy of Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

 

“Picturing things, taking a view, is what makes us human; art is making sense and giving shape to that sense.

It is like the religious search for God.”

(Gerhard Richter)