eye-likey is in cape cod + MV this week.
So, we have to honor the great Provincetown MASTER, 

Hans Hofmann
painter + teacher 

Hofman is one of the most important figures of postwar American art. Celebrated for his exuberant, color-filled canvases, and renowned as an influential teacher for generations of artists—first in his native Germany, then in New York and Provincetown—Hofmann played a pivotal role in the development of Abstract Expressionism. As a teacher he brought to America direct knowledge of the work of a celebrated group of European modernists (prior to World War I he had lived and studied in Paris) and developed his own philosophy of art, which he expressed in essays which are among the most engaging discussions of painting in the twentieth century, including "The Color Problem in Pure Painting—Its Creative Origin." Hofmann taught art for over four decades; his impressive list of students includes Helen Frankenthaler, Red Grooms, Alfred Jensen, Wolf Kahn, Lee Krasner, Louise Nevelson and Frank Stella. As an artist Hofmann tirelessly explored pictorial structure, spatial tensions and color relationships. In his earliest portraits done just years into the twentieth century, his interior scenes of the 1940s and his signature canvases of the late 1950s and the early 1960s, Hofmann brought to his paintings what art historian Karen Wilkin has described as a "range from loose accumulations of brushy strokes…to crisply tailored arrangements of rectangles…but that somehow seems less significant than their uniform intensity, their common pounding energy and their consistent physicality."Hofmann was close to 70 years old when, in a dazzling burst of energy he painted most of the large, highly recognizable canvases of the late 1950s and 1960s that assured his reputation. With their stacked, overlapping and floating rectangles and clear, saturated hues, these extraordinary paintings continued up until the end of his remarkable long career what Hofmann had first explored as an artist over six decades earlier.

full bio:

Hans chillin with picasso. His blue painting in background 
see above.

Taken at the national gallery in washington DC.   
photo by: M. Robertson

photo by: M. Robertson

Hans teaching a class

Hofman's home in Provincetown

Local Provincetown pic's

@ Norman Mailer's house, Provincetown

Art students after a Norman Mailer house party 

Hans teaching a class

in Provincetown, ma

his studio in Provincetown 

students at his studio, Provincetown

at home

Hans in his studio

Hans in his studio

Thanks for your amazing work HH.

for Little ROC,
P-town Girl.