Comments on: ‘I paint with my back to the world’, Agnes Martin http://abstractcritical.com/note/i-paint-with-my-back-to-the-world-agnes-martin/ Abstract Critical is a not-for profit company aiming to establish a new critical context for all generations of artists involved with ambitious abstract art. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:23:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Robert Linsley http://abstractcritical.com/note/i-paint-with-my-back-to-the-world-agnes-martin/#comment-52883 Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:50:30 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=6038#comment-52883 Midge, I think that preparation and measurement are one thing, maybe necessary to make any work, but working within pre-established patterns is something else. The first is concrete, the second is an abstract prison for the mind.

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By: midge http://abstractcritical.com/note/i-paint-with-my-back-to-the-world-agnes-martin/#comment-52707 Thu, 23 Aug 2012 20:42:20 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=6038#comment-52707 regarding pre-existent patterns, i believe that Agnes Martin spent quite a bit of time and thought designing, measuring, etc, before drawing in and painting. which takes nothing away from her brilliant and deeply spiritual work….that she was indeed present and aware of each moment in relation to it.

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