Tag Archive for 'Matisse'

Emperors of ice cream

I’ve often talked with Bill Santelli about having personal,¬†felt¬†rules, a set of boundaries for how I paint, which create a skeleton of principles around which to make a picture I want to see–which is my first rule, actually, to paint only what I really want to look at, with almost no other consideration. It’s odd, […]

Agnes Martin’s slow art

“You have to have a mind of winter to see nothing that is not there, and the nothing that is.” — Wallace Stevens 1 Agnes Martin painted like a thief. She seemed to be attempting to leave behind as little evidence of herself–or anything else–whenever she touched a canvas. It’s a self-effacing posture consistent with […]