Agnes Martin was a Canadian-American painter, often referred to as a minimalist, although she considered herself an abstract expressionist.
She was born in Macklin, Saskatchewan and moved to the United States in 1931, becoming a citizen in 1950. She studied art at Columbia University and then late
A cranky anti-poseur, Wyndham Lewis had a lot to say about modernity. The father of an obscure movement called Vorticism, he was on a continual quest for the pure, clear essence of his time. The artist himself described the movement as "Activity as opposed to the tasteful Passivity of Picasso; Sig
Houses are loaded: places where folks make love and trouble, cheat on their taxes, scold their children, drink too many cocktails, and break bread with friends. Actions of intimacy, decadence, indecency, and good old-fashioned humanity take place inside walls of stone, metal, wood, and glass. But wha
The members of the De Stijl movement were pious, self-effacing artists bent on creating pure and accessible art. Although the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian did not himself organize the groups with which he is associated -- De Stijl, Cercle et Carr' (Circle and Square), and Abstraction-Cr'ation -- his p