Life And Death Art

Life and Death artists?

I’m looking at life and death in art; any ideas of artists I could study ?

Maya Deren, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock… any artists from the abstract expressionism movement… they are questioning the purpose of life. Some get stuck (Rothko) and some form a bridge (Maya Deren). Maya Deren was an experimental film artist but she was extremely significant to the movement.

Here is an entire list of plenty!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abstract_expressionism

Scroll down until you get to the list.

Adolf Gottlieb:

http://nmaa-ryder.si.edu/images/1977/1977.128_1b.jpg

You’ll be surprised at how many abstract expressionists came to a dead end and committed suicide.