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.

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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.).

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