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The Resource Agnes Martin : night sea, Suzanne Hudson ; editor: Caroline Woodley

Agnes Martin : night sea, Suzanne Hudson ; editor: Caroline Woodley

Label
Agnes Martin : night sea
Title
Agnes Martin
Title remainder
night sea
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Hudson ; editor: Caroline Woodley
Title variation
Night sea
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Agnes Martin's Night Sea (1963) is a large canvas of hand-drawn rectangular grids painted in luminous blue and gold. In this illustrated study, Suzanne Hudson presents the painting as the work of an artist who was also a thinker, poet, and writer for whom self-presentation was a necessary part of making her works public. With Night Sea, Hudson argues, Martin (1912--2004) created a shimmering realization of control and loss that stands alone within her suite of classic grid paintings as an exemplary and exceptional achievement. Hudson offers a close examination of Night Sea and its position within Martin's long and prolific career, during which the artist destroyed many works as she sought forms of perfection within self-imposed restrictions of color and line. For Hudson, Night Sea stands as the last of Martin's process-based works before she turned from oil to acrylic and sought to express emotions of lightness and purity unburdened by evidence of human struggle. Drawing from a range of archival records, Hudson attempts to draw together the facts surrounding the work, which were at times obfuscated by the artist's desire for privacy. Critical responses of the time give a sense of the impact of the work and that which followed it. Texts by peers including Lenore Tawney, Donald Judd, and Lucy Lippard are presented alongside interviews with a number of Martin's friends and keepers of estates, such as the publisher Ronald Feldman and Kathleen Mangan of the Lenore Tawney archive, which holds correspondence between Martin and Tawney
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
759.13
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • N6537.M38
  • N6537.M38
LC item number
  • A72 2016
  • A72 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
One work
Label
Agnes Martin : night sea, Suzanne Hudson ; editor: Caroline Woodley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
Control code
946160293
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9781846381713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)946160293
Label
Agnes Martin : night sea, Suzanne Hudson ; editor: Caroline Woodley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
Control code
946160293
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9781846381713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)946160293

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