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Anne Postic

Slanted #7

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About Anne

Anne Wolfe Postic is a freelance writer willing to write about anything fun, including eating, shopping, partying, and the arts. She lives in Columbia with her husband and three sons, who she hopes will continue to develop an interest in the arts, thanks to all the exhibitions and arts events she forces them to attend. In addition to her freelance work, Anne is the style director for Fig Columbia and a regular contributor to local publications like Free Times and Columbia Metropolitan. Anne is from Columbia and enjoyed each and every one of her field trips to the Columbia Museum of Art, beginning at the old location on Senate Street. As a mother, she finds the museum's contribution to the community invaluable. She and her son Jack (age 7) enjoyed picking out "their" piece together and she hopes Jack isn't too disappointed when he learns it can't go in his room.

About the Piece

  • Ida Kohlmeyer
  • Slanted #7, 1995
  • Enamel on aluminum
  • Gift of Ethel S. Brody

This whimsical and fun work is one of the most dynamic contemporary, 3-dimensional pieces in the CMA collection. Like all of Kohlmeyer's sculptures, it is bright, playful, and constructed of multiple shapes and colors. This work is a delight for visitors young and old and reflects CMA's future plans to showcase the contemporary art collection when the Museum expands.

Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer was one of Louisiana's most renowned artists and indeed one of the most celebrated abstract expressionist artists from the South. Not merely a follower of more famous artists, she developed her own interpretation of the movement.

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Kohlmeyer attained her M.F.A. at the age of 44 from Tulane University's Newcomb Department of Art and Art History while juggling school and family. She then continued her studies in Massachusetts spending a summer with Hans Hoffmann who became a life-long influence on her work. Later, she became a friend of Mark Rothko whose influence reinforced the teachings of Hoffmann, particularly in her use of color.

Her sculptures, like her paintings, are characterized by exuberance and freedom. They are personal interpretations of joyous color, motion, and vitality. This sculpture appeals to visitors because there is no heavy handed interpretation to grasp-the meaning is simply a celebration of shapes and color that anyone can enjoy.