Today is Richard Diebenkorn’s birthday AND Earth Day. Although primarily an abstract artist, many of Diebenkorn’s paintings evoke the coastal landscape of Southern California. In this video, he discusses the importance of natural light in his artwork and life.
Learn more about DIebenkorn here.
Posted on Sunday, April 22nd 2012
Robert Motherwell, Elegy to the Spanish Republic, No. 57
Posted on Tuesday, April 17th 2012
Reblogged from unraveling sanity.
It’s PUPPY DAY! To celebrate, here’s Roy De Forest’s painting, “Country Dog Gentlemen.” You can even explore their extraordinary world from the comfort of your own computer!
Posted on Friday, March 23rd 2012
BIG NEWS! We’re thrilled to announce the acquisition of Edward Hopper’s iconic masterpiece, “Intermission” (1963). One of the last significant Hopper works remaining in private hands, the painting will immediately become an integral part of our permanent collection. It will also immediately go on view, so come visit it on the 2nd floor landing tomorrow!
(via SFMOMA | OPEN SPACE)
Posted on Thursday, March 22nd 2012
“You can only express in words what words are capable of expressing, what language can communicate. Painting has nothing to do with that.” - Gerhard Richter
Posted on Monday, March 5th 2012
Happy 1st day of March!
Frank Lobdell, March 1954
painting | oil on canvas
Posted on Thursday, March 1st 2012
Richard Diebenkorn, Berkeley #23 (1955)
painting | oil on canvas
Posted on Tuesday, February 28th 2012
JACKSON POLLOCK - “GUARDIANS OF THE SECRET”, 1943 - OIL ON CANVAS. SFMOMA PERMANENT COLLECTION.
This work is currently on view, and can be viewed online here.
Posted on Monday, February 27th 2012
Reblogged from George13Walters
Couldn’t resist posting this for Valentine’s Day…
Robert Indiana’s Love (1973) | painting | acrylic on canvas
Posted on Tuesday, February 14th 2012
Okay, just ONE more for Richter’s birthday (this is a personal favorite, so I just had to sneak it in before the end of the day).
Gerhard Richter’s Lesende (Reading) (1994) | painting | oil on linen
Posted on Thursday, February 9th 2012
Love letter to Elmer Bischoff “Glass Chandelier” 1969
I didn’t expect it to be you.
We stand waiting to enter. We are in a room bathed in warm color.
Our source of illumination is a glass orb.
It lights the portal ahead of us. The space glows with the deep blue of an ancient cave.
The light carries dust particles of our skin.
It encompasses our potential.
I was mistaken about the meaning at first.
I thought the window was a screen that would project our dreams, our history our intent.
Will this frighten us into not revealing ourselves to each other?
But no, it is an opening… a vista of possibilities for a future. xxx. NW
Posted on Sunday, February 5th 2012