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4.8.15

EXHIBITION: AGNES MARTIN






We checked out the Agnes Martin exhibition at the Tate Modern. Agnes Martin is perhaps best recognized for her evocative paintings marked out in subtle pencil lines and pale colour washes. Martin lived and worked in New York and became a key figure in the 1950's and 1960's abstraction. In 1967 as her art was gaining acclaim she left the city in search of solitude and silence. She traveled across the U.S. and Canada before settling in New Mexico. She was able to continue to make extraordinary, visionary paintings over three decades until her death in 2004. Martin believed that spiritual inspiration and not intellect created great art.