Two relatively famous artists were born today, Milton Avery and Piet Mondrian. Mondrian is better known, for the audacity of his works, which are purely geometric abstracts:
Avery, an American, is less well-known, perhaps, perhaps because his work doesn't necessarily fall into a neat category of abstract painting; it's still representational, although obviously not realistic, and obviously more interested in planes of color than depth or perspective:
I tend to like Avery a little better, but still not too much. Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but it seems to me that this sort of thing is both harder to accomplish and much more beautiful:
By the way, this is Rembrandt's Return of the Prodigal Son. A great work of art about a monumental subject. Isn't that what art is supposed to be doing?