Martin was one of the few women to stand out during a revolutionary period of American art in the 1940s and 1950s. Her meditative paintings, drawings, and writings have influenced generations of artists interested in abstraction.
IMAGE: Mildred Tolbert’s Untitled (Agnes Martin in Her Studio), ca. 1955. Collection of The Harwood Museum of Art, Courtesy Mildred Tolbert Archives.
Paintings this large excite me the most! Little paintings can be cute and intimate but what is the point? You can’t print the size of this painting (at least, afford to print this big), so then you paint. Enormous paintings immerse you into the art whether you like it or not! Chuck Close once said he painted so large because it took longer to walk past.