Agnes Martin - The Islands

Author: Agnes Martin,Josef-Albers-Museum

Publisher: Richter Verlag


Category: Art

Page: 55

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Essay by Heinz Liesbrock.


Author: Agnes Martin,Dieter Schwarz

Publisher: Cantz


Category: Art

Page: 172

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Edited by Dieter Schwarz.

Agnes Martin

Author: Suzanne P. Hudson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 1846381738

Category: Art

Page: 96

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A close examination of Agnes Martin's grid painting in luminous blue and gold. Agnes Martin's Night Sea (1963) is a large canvas of hand-drawn rectangular grids painted in luminous blue and gold. In this illustrated study, Suzanne Hudson presents the painting as the work of an artist who was also a thinker, poet, and writer for whom self-presentation was a necessary part of making her works public. With Night Sea, Hudson argues, Martin (1912–2004) created a shimmering realization of control and loss that stands alone within her suite of classic grid paintings as an exemplary and exceptional achievement. Hudson offers a close examination of Night Sea and its position within Martin's long and prolific career, during which the artist destroyed many works as she sought forms of perfection within self-imposed restrictions of color and line. For Hudson, Night Sea stands as the last of Martin's process-based works before she turned from oil to acrylic and sought to express emotions of lightness and purity unburdened by evidence of human struggle. Drawing from a range of archival records, Hudson attempts to draw together the facts surrounding the work, which were at times obfuscated by the artist's desire for privacy. Critical responses of the time give a sense of the impact of the work and that which followed it. Texts by peers including Lenore Tawney, Donald Judd, and Lucy Lippard are presented alongside interviews with a number of Martin's friends and keepers of estates, such as the publisher Ronald Feldman and Kathleen Mangan of the Lenore Tawney archive, which holds correspondence between Martin and Tawney.

Agnes Martin

Author: Aline Chipman Brandauer,Harmony Hammond,Ann Wilson

Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist


Category: Women artists

Page: 47

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Agnes Martin: Works on Paper provides a unique focus on a lesser-known aspect of Martin's grand oeuvre. Most widely recognized for her large canvases, Martin also produces extraordinarily subtle investigations on paper, which are lavishly and faithfully reproduced here. This catalogue, which accompanied a rare exhibition of these works at the New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, offers three-way insight into the working processes and driving forces behind one of America's best-known yet most elusive artists. There are the aesthetically and personally perceptive journal entries about her acquaintance with Martin from fellow artist Harmony Hammond as well as art professor Ann Wilson's expert historicizing treatment, and the curator's essay by Aline Brandauer, which addresses Martin's ability to embody the numinous in the material

The Psychology of Artistic Creativity

Author: Bjarne Sode Funch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000528537

Category: Psychology

Page: 206

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This ground-breaking book provides a unique insight into artistic creativity that lays the foundation for a new theory. Through a review of documents such as essays, published interviews, lecture notes, and more, the book uses case studies of six contemporary artists to provide a detailed phenomenological study of artistic creativity. The book offers a narrative account of six contemporary artists and their ways of approaching art-making. Through comprehensive accounts based on the individual artist’s descriptions, the book reveals an existential dimension of art-making that explores the inspirational moment, the state of mind during creativity, how creativity can originate in a spontaneous stream of consciousness, and how emotions play a major role in the creative process. The book sets out a unique understanding of artistic creativity as an alternative to the prevailing cognitive conceptions within psychology. Offering novel insights into how art is created and can influence the human psyche, the book will primarily appeal to academics, scholars, and post-graduate students within the area of creativity research, psychological aesthetics, and the psychology of art, as well as those with an interest in art and artistic work.

Contemporary Artists Working Outside the City

Author: Sarah Lowndes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351777874

Category: Art

Page: 234

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This book reflects on the motivations of creative practitioners who have moved out of cities from the mid-1960s onwards to establish creative homesteads. The book focuses on desert exile painter Agnes Martin, radical filmmaker and gardener Derek Jarman, and iconoclastic conceptual artist Chris Burden, detailing their connections to the cities they had left behind (New York, London, Los Angeles). Sarah Lowndes also examines how the rise of digital technologies has made it more possible for artists to live and work outside the major art centers, especially given the rising cost of living in London, Berlin, and New York, focusing on three peripheral creative centers: the seaside town of Hastings, England, the midsized metro of Leipzig, Germany, and post-industrial Detroit, USA.

Agnes Martin

Author: Barbara Haskell,Agnes Martin,Anna Chave,Whitney Museum of American Art

Publisher: Whitney Museum of Art


Category: Art, Abstract

Page: 198

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Author: Ken Wilder

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350088420

Category: Art

Page: 336

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Beholding considers the spatially situated encounter between artwork and spectator. It argues that artworks created for specific places or conditions structure a reciprocal encounter, which is completed by the presence of a beholder. These are works which demand the 'beholder's share', but not, as Ernst Gombrich famously claimed, to sustain an illusion. Rather, Beholding reconfigures Gombrich's notion of the beholder's share as a set of 'licensed' imaginative and cognitive projections. Each chapter frames a particular work of art from the remit of a complementary theoretical text. The book establishes a transhistorical notion of the spatially situated encounter, and considers the role of the architectural host in bringing the beholder's orientation into play. The book engages a diverse range of practices: from Renaissance painting and group portraiture to intermedia practices of installation and performance art. Written within the broad remit of reception aesthetics, the book proposes a phenomenological theory of beholding, argued through an in-depth examination of artworks and their spatial contexts, selected for their explanatory potential. These various encounters allocate different constitutive roles to the beholder, bringing not only spatial and temporal orientation into play, but also a repertoire of anticipated ideas and beliefs.

The Big Fish

Author: Anna J. Bonshek,Corrina Bonshek,Lee C. Fergusson

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042021721

Category: Art

Page: 396

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While debate continues in the fields of the sciences and humanities as to the nature of consciousness and the location of consciousness in the brain or as a field phenomenon, in the Vedic tradition, consciousness has been understood and continues to be articulated as an infinite field of intelligence at the basis of all forms of existence. This infinite field of intelligence is accessible to human awareness, being the very nature of the mind and the structuring dynamics of the physiology—from the DNA, to the cell, tissues, organs, and to the whole body and its sophisticated functioning.This two-part volume,The Big Fish: Consciousness as Structure, Body and Space, considers in Part One the Vedic approach to consciousness, specifically referencing Maharishi Vedic Science, and discusses themes pertinent to the arts, including perception and cognition, memory as awareness, history and culture, artistic performance and social responsibility, observatory instruments as spaces and structures to enhance consciousness, and, beyond metaphor, architectural sites as multi-layered enclosures of the brain detailed in theShrimad Devi Bhagavatam and, as cosmic habitat or Vastu aligned to the celestial bodies.Presenting some more general consciousness-based readings, Part Two includes essays by various authors on Agnes Martin and her views on art, perfection and the “Classic”, unified field based education and freedom of expression versus censorship in art, prints from the Renaissance to the contemporary era as allegories of consciousness, the work of Australian artist Michael Kane Taylor as beyond a modern / postmodern dichotomy, the photographic series The Ocean of Beauty by Mark Paul Petrick referencing the Vedic text theSaundarya-Lahari, a Deleuzian analysis of the dual-screen multi-arts work Reverie I, and an account of the making of Reverie II, a single-screen video projection inspired by the idea of dynamics of awareness.This book, therefore, presents a broad range of interests and reading while offering a unique, yet profoundly transformative perspective on consciousness.