Agnes Martin Morning 1965

Artwork details

Artist
Agnes Martin 1912–2004
Title
Morning
Date 1965
Medium Acrylic paint and graphite on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1826 x 1819 mm
frame: 1840 x 1832 x 43 mm
vitrine : 2075 x 2070 x 90 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1974
Reference
T01866
Not on display

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''I had to leave out a lot of things that one expects to see in a painting'', Martin has said of this work. ''I was painting about happiness and bliss and they are very simple states of mind I guess. Morning is a wonderful dawn, soft and fresh.'' She began making delicate hand-drawn grids in 1960. This painting is based on a rectangular system of co-ordinates, but the total effect is like an atmospheric veil.

September 2004

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