Regardless of how much you know about the painter Agnes Martin, I recommend this piece on her: 35 Odd Jobs Celebrated Painter Agnes Martin Held Before She Became an Artist – Brain Pickings.
The title is odd, but don’t let it put you off. Martin is a fascinating person, and a great artist. I find her work challenges me like no other. But it rewards too. I hope you will learn more about her and feel the same.
P.S. Since I wrote this, I found some other good links on Agnes Martin. Here’s a list:
- Agnes Martin: the artist mystic who disappeared into the desert | Art and design | The Guardian
- Agnes Martin on How to Be an Artist – Artsy
- Youtube has a number of really good videos on her. Here’s a link. I thought this one, on how to paint in her style, really gets you thinking about her technique and approach. Of course you can just watch this one, where you see her actually painting.
- Here’s a documentary on her: UbuWeb Film & Video: Agnes Martin -Agnes Martin: With My Back to the World (2002)
- Here’s a well written piece on her: The Paris Review – Agnes Martin Finds the Light That Gets Lost