Push and Pull. Acerca de Hans Hofmann

Hans Hofmann was a German painter known for representing the avant-garde: Abstract Expressionism. He was born on March 21st, 1880 in Weißenburg, Bavaria. At the age of 6, he and his family moved out to Munich, where his father got a job in the government. In 1904 went to Paris to improve his artistic skills influenced mainly by Fauvism and Cubism. He not only developed himself as an artist but as a teacher. He founded an art school in Munich, which years later, he closed it and moved out to the United States in 1932 to start working as a teacher. He stayed in the North American country, devoting himself as an artist until the day he passed away.

Hoffman collaborated with the development of Abstract Expressionism when he introduced three-dimensional figures, which he gave them strength and energy through the color. For that purpose, he displayed his own color theory called Push and Pull, where you can see how the associated colors reject themselves and attract at the same time, they push and pull each other, introducing volume, movement and the illusion of three-dimensional space.

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