• Arguing for a Long Look at Emily Dickinson

    2 monthes ago - By Artist in an A-frame

    I came across an article on Agnes Martin and Gertrude Stein. Since they are my heroes, I stopped everything I was doing - working on Emily Dickinson - to read “The Meanings of Acts: Agnes Martin and the Making of Americans,” by Brendan Prendeville (Oxford Art Journal, 31:1, 2008, pp. 53-73). Prendeville is questioning the way the artist makes her work, and, in a kind of mirror image, how that directs the way the audience perceives the work of art.
    He begins by showing us Agnes Martin's “Little Sister,” from 1962, ... The painting is oil, ink and brass nails on canvas and wood. Martin's...
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