California Landscape Into Abstraction: Works From The Orange County Museum Of Art

March 1, 2014

One of the recurring themes in California art over the past century is the relationship between abstraction and landscape. Particularly in Southern California, a deep schism opened up in the 1930s between naturalist landscape painters and those of a more modernist inclination, and the breach has never entirely healed. This exhibition of more than 100 artworks taken exclusively from OCMA's collection analyzes the evolution between these various schools.

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Image: John Altoon, Untitled (Ocean Park Series), 1962; oil on canvas, 72 x 84 in.; Museum purchase with additional funds provided by Dr. James B. Pick and Dr. Rosalyn M. Laudati, Mr. Ward Chamberlin, Mrs. E.G. Chamberlin, Patricia Fredericks, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Neisser, Mr. and Mrs. John Martin Shea, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Goldstein, Zada Taylor, Mr. David H. Steinmatz, and Mrs. Bernard McDonald.Photo: Gene Ogami.