Bookshelf: Loving love
"When I first made a grid I happened to be thinking of the innocence of trees and then a grid came into my mind and I thought it represented innocence, and I still do, and so I painted it and then I was satisfied. I thought, this is my vision." - Agnes Martin
Still thinking about the Agnes Martin Innocent Love series that I saw upstate at The DIA last weekend for Father's Day. After all of these years, Agnes Martin's work still fascinates me like no other. Seeing the faint pencil lines up close in her paintings just kills me. Her paintings don't reproduce well to photos or print (it truly needs to be seen in person), but this book does a good job and I love the cover with her handwriting.
A painting from Agnes Martin's Innocent Love series created for The DIA.
Patiently waiting for Phaidon's Agnes Martin book to come out, an excerpt.