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Saturday, December 18, 2004

Agnes Martin

Agnes Martin, a truly great painter, has died at age 92. I love her work, which is minimal, although not necessarily minimalist. Her paintings generally were monochromatic and involved some sort of grid or lines. Nothing figurative. Peaceful, contemplative, but with an emotional and spiritual depth to them. For reasons that are not terribly clear to me, I see much in her work that reminds me of Mark Rothko. Here's a link to a recent print of hers, which is, I think, very much in keeping with her paintings.


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