Rare Find: Artist Agnes Martin Interview!

Artist Agnes Martin

Artist Agnes Martin

I may not find her artwork visually stimulating, but the thought behind her work, and more importantly the woman herself, are amazingly interesting.

Martin has been discussed on his blog before. Guest writer/contributor Christina Lazarakis (having now moved on to her own blog Small Kitchen Chronicles) wrote this article Thank You, Agnes Martin, for Making Me Hate Your Painting!

Now, to be fair, there is a feeling of pretension to this interview which makes me cringe. I try hard to avoid pretentious art or discussions. I abhor them in all honesty. But Martin’s views on art, and life, are quite interesting and beautiful.

Lastly, I know this link is, in essence, a marketing page for the book The Artist Observed, but it’s still worth 5 minutes of your time. 🙂

“Her art has the quality of a religious utterance, almost a form of prayer,” a New York critic once remarked of legendary abstract-expressionist painter and reconstructionist Agnes Martin, as known for the transcendent power of her signature minimalist paintings as she is for being an incredibly reclusive, reticent, and media-shy artist, yet remarkably eloquent on the rare occasions she gave an interview, at once poetic and philosophical. MORE


So, for making me think, ponder and grow because of your art, Agnes Martin, GuA salutes you!

Art the World!



  1. Wow, how interesting! I’m so glad you stumbled upon this interview because her take is fascinating. Thanks for sharing, honey!


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