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Hofmann describing his influential theory of “Push and Pull” Hofmann seated in his Provincetown kitchen Students crowd around for a demonstration, Provincetown Hofmann with Gloriamundi (right), 1963 Demonstration, New York school, circa 1940s
Hofmann often demonstrated his techniques on a student's drawing, sometimes tearing and rearranging their compositions. Working from the model, New York, circa 1950s Hofmann approaches a still life and a blank canvas Hofmann instructs a group of students, including Irvin Kershner (smiling, to his right) Picasso visits Hofmann's exhibition at the Galerie Maeght in Paris in 1949
Demonstrating the push and pull theory Hofmann with students, Provincetown, circa 1950s
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“Art is to me the glorification of the human spirit, and as such it is
the cultural documentation of the time in which it is produced. ” -Hans Hofmann
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