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By Agnes Martin, Dieter Schwarz

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ISBN-13: 9783893223756

Agnes Martin's summary works adhere to no catalogue of principles yet seem as a substitute as contemplative, intuitive symptoms. Her "floating abstractions," within which strains and unfastened bands of colour emerge virtually imperceptibly, should be reproduced purely with hassle. Her writings, at the different hand--although in no way meant as programmatic statements--offer worthy readability relating to her personal works and poetic perception approximately paintings commonly. for the reason that its unique ebook in 1991, this quantity of Martin's writings has been a basic record for libraries of artists, creditors, and critics. instead of opting for herself together with her Minimalist friends, Martin has aligned herself with the traditional Greeks, Egyptians, and chinese language, announcing that "the functionality of paintings is . . . the renewal of thoughts of moments of perfection." together with illustrations of her works, those texts--including lectures, tales recorded through critic Ann Wilson, passages ostensibly prepared in associative sequences, and "fragmentary ideas"--form an eloquent artist's assertion through the author of "silent paintings."

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WHAT Is REAL? We are in the midst of reality responding with joy. It is an absolutely satisfying experience but extremely elusive. It is elusive because we must recognize so many other things at the same time. The memory of past moments of joy leads us on. The responses of happiness and joy are our first concern. Works of art have successfully represented our response to reality from the beginning. The artist tries to live in a way that will make greater awareness of the sublimity of reality possible.

I thought me, me; and I suffered. I thought I was important. I was taught to think that. " But thinking that I suffered very much. I thought that I was big and "the work" was small. It is not possible to go on that way. To think I am big is the work is big. The position of pride is not possible either. And to think I am small and the work is small, the position of modesty, is not possible. I will go on to inspiration and perhaps you will see what is possible. As I describe inspiration I do not want you to think I am speaking of religion.

In adults it would be more accurate to say that the awakening to their sensibility is the most important thing. Some parents put tbe development of social mores ahead of aesthetic development. Small children are taken to the park for social play; sent to nursery school and headstart. But the little child sitting alone, perhaps even neglected and forgotten, is the one open to inspiration and the development of sensibility. ON THE PERFECTION UNDERLYING LIFE The process of life is hidden from us. The meaning of suffering is held from us.

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