Agnes Martin

04/13/12

I have been a huge fan of  American abstract minimalist painter Agnes Martin since I first saw her work at the SFMOMA a couple of years ago when she had a small show there. I penned a quote of hers earlier today in my 365 Days of Hand Lettering project, so I wanted to share a little bit of her work with you. Disclaimer: these images do not do her work justice. Her paintings are typically very large (see the photo above for reference) and so powerful in their simplicity that I am always wracked with emotion when I see them. I believe the MOMA in NY has her work in their permanent collection. I urge you to experience them in person if you are ever there.

Agnes Martin died in 2004 at the age of 92. This is a really awesome video interview with her from 1997.

CATEGORIES: Inspiration
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