Thursday, May 13, 2010

Richard Diebenkorn

Originally posted September 2008
Richard Diebenkorn is interesting as an example of a painter who found greatness relatively late in his career. Beginning as an Abstract Expressionist, he switched to figurative painting. At the age of 45, he moved to Santa Monica, CA and began a 25 year series of color field paintings inspired by colors of beach and ocean. Here is Ocean Park #38 from the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.


heavy tweed jacket said...

Everything a tweed jacket should be. Very cool.

Quiet American said...

HTJ - Your right. Its a good look for a young intellectual. Maybe not much use in Santa Monica though.