Friday, October 28

Agnes Martin (1912–2004)

Untitled, 1958
"For more than forty years, Agnes Martin (1912–2004) created serene paintings composed of grids and stripes. With an attention to the subtleties of line, surface, tone, and proportion, she varied these forms to generate a body of work impressive both in its intricacy and focus. Martin’s commitment to this spare style was informed by a belief in the transformative power of art, in its ability to conjure what she termed 'abstract emotions' — happiness, love, and experiences of innocence, freedom, beauty, and perfection. ..."
Guggenheim (Video)
Guggenheim - Beauty and Truth: Agnes Martin at the Guggenheim
NY Times: The Joy of Reading Between Agnes Martin’s Lines
New Yorker: Agnes Martin, a Matter-of-Fact Mystic

2013 April: Agnes Martin