Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Jim Dine II - robes



This is the second of three consecutive posts on pop artist Jim Dine - for biographical notes on Dine see Part I.

Over his career Jim Dine has produced many series of works focused on certain subject matter, tools, bathrobes and hearts amongst them. Dine began painting bathrobes in 1964; though some were titled or subtitled Self-Portrait. The bathrobe became a motif in his repertoire which he has returned to on many occasions, in prints as well as paintings. Though he claimed never to wear a bathrobe, nonetheless it is an article of collective faith that these are all, in a way, self-portraits.

Pictorially, Dine finds the motif convenient because, absent a human within protruding head and limbs, it neatly fits the rectangular limits of the supports he uses, be they paper, stretched canvas, or wood panel. Relatively flat as well, the bathrobe is an armature for the entire unfolding spectacle of his painterly and graphic invention, a design with which he has become increasingly familiar and adept, incrementally shedding its descriptive function until it stands alone as the thing itself, indivisible.


 1975 Black and White Bathrobe (lithograph)


 1983 Cooper Street Robe (woodcut)


 1984 The Robe Following Her


 1986 Atheism (lithograph)


 1988 Olympic Robe


 1992 Bill Clinton Robe


 1993 Yellow Robe (watercolours, woodcut)


 1995 Very Picante


 1996 Grey Sitting with Me


 2005 Black Ink Robe (lithograph)


 2006 Black Storm of Charcoal


 2007 July on the Palouse (woodcut)


 2007 Sonny Terry


 2008 A Sea of Blood


 2009 Green Rain


 Coloured Dots (lithograph)

2 comments:

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  2. I think you have great skills regarding arts, If i talk about the bathrobe is an armature for the entire unfolding spectacle of his painterly and graphic invention, a design with which he has become increasingly familiar and adept, incrementally shedding its descriptive function until it stands alone. Now so many people like to use Bathrobes. especially Bathrobes For Women are very popular.

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