Matisse-class color

June in Italy, detail, 2001 glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer and paint

Betty Woodman, June in Italy, detail, 2001
glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer and paint

Apropos of nothing, a small sample of work from our greatest living colorist, Betty Woodman, who does ceramics which, for me, are really three-dimensional paintings that put Stella’s constructions to shame. The tragic brilliance of her daughter’s photography may have eclipsed Woodman’s Matisse-class talent with color, but her work is a humbling joy, every time I return to it.

 

 

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