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Hyman Bloom, a Painter of the Mystical, Is Dead at 96

The New York Times, 31 August 2009
Publié le : 31 août 2009
 Holland Cotter 

"Hyman Bloom, a mystical and reclusive painter who for a brief time in the 1940s and '50s was regarded as a precursor to the Abstract Expressionists and one of the most significant American artists of the post-World War II era, died on Wednesday in Nashua, N.H. He was 96 and lived in Nashua.

"Mr. Bloom's art mixed a baroque exuberance and jewel-like colors. His historical influences ranged from Grünewald and Rembrandt, to Redon and Rouault, to Indian tantric art and Chinese painting. His images often fell on the hallucinatory side of visionary and could be confrontational, even repellent: synagogue lamps scintillating with light, translucent spirits evoked in séances, disemboweled bodies on autopsy tables. His paintings were hard to love, but they are not easily forgotten."

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Créé le 31 août 2009
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