martin’s lines

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The Minimalists are idealist. They want to minimize themselves in favor of the ideal… But I just can’t. You see, my paintings are not cool. – Agnes Martin

Agnes Martin is easily one of my favorite artists. I think it’s rad as hell that girlfriend is just chillin’, painting grids, and not giving a damn what anyone thinks about it. Known most for her repetitive grids, Martin’s work presents a measurable, calculable tool and makes “geometry replace nature.”

Yas, Queen. I love this. It’s so brilliant to me that she presents one of the most logical forms and makes it abstract. The rigidity of a grid becomes graceful when you see the slight imperfection of the pencil marks. I mean, really, I should write some goddamn poetry about the girl:

grids on a flat plane
rectangles drawn with pencil
math tools for the win

 

I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE THINKING. WHERE’S THE BOOK DEAL, RIGHT?!

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