Agnes Pelton’s “Orbits” (1934), at the Whitney Museum of American Art, shows the artist’s arsenal of stars on lariats, vessel shapes and a horizon — a sense of Disney-like animation, and wit.Credit...Oakland Museum of California https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/arts/design/agnes-pelton-review-whitney-museum.html Came across Agnes three years ago and wrote this about her: Let's Hear it for the Girls: Agnes Pelton … Continue reading ‘Agnes of the Desert’ Joins Modernism’s Pantheon – The New York Times
Ever since I started this journey, New York has been my holy grail. And, I'm finally here! First stop yesterday was the Neue Gallery: German expressionism in a beautiful building. The building lived up to expectations but sadly, only one room was open due to a new exhibition being set up. Strangely, did not see … Continue reading Hopper at the Whitney Museum of American Art
Elsie Driggs's 'Pittsburgh' is one of my 'favourite paintings I want to see one day' as you'll know from this post: Let's hear it for the girls 1: Elsie Driggs Imagine my delight in finding this video from the Witney in New York: https://www.facebook.com/whitneymuseum/videos/10155070023181433/ Enjoy!
As with literature, we often find ourselves admiring the dead white males, but what about the women in art? Elsie B Driggs has become one of my favourite artists. Roaming around the Witney Museum of American Art website, I stumbled across Elsie while reading about the American Precisionists. This image of Pittsburgh steel mills was … Continue reading Let’s hear it for the girls 1: Elsie B Driggs