Agnes Martin

Like Agnes Pelton, Agnes Martin loved the desert and was a sort of mystic- certainly a transcendentalist. I think the definition of sublime in the dictionary should have an image of one of her paintings. Although many historians tried to call her a minimalist, she was definitely about being an expressionist- “When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is awareness of perfection.



Agnes Pelton

Art in America has a piece up on Agnes’s retrospective at the #whitney. Her more… mystical pieces approach abstraction (some look similar to Hilma’s work) which is not surprising given the subjects of interest to her were abstract notions of the non-physical self (transcendentalism etc.).