Drawing vs. Painting: More Artists to Look At

Painting by Susan Rothenberg "Triphammer Bridge" 1974 Synthetic polymer paint and tempera on canvas 67 1/8" x 9' 7 3/8"

Painting by Susan Rothenberg
“Triphammer Bridge”
1974
Synthetic polymer paint and tempera on canvas
67 1/8″ x 9′ 7 3/8″

Class Notes from Art School, SAIC, 1991

More artists to look at:

Figuration and abstraction.
How ideas are developed.
Comes from nature.
Look at source periodically.

Can you not go back and be very particular after moving fast, getting abstract?

Look at:
Diebenkorn (Diebenkorn’s missing works) – colors on cigar box top – beautiful: Yellow, lavendar, green, pink, peach, white – very pale with strip of red, brown. Archeological presence of landscape – strata, layers.

Giorgio Morandi – simplicity of shapes. The less there is to look at, the more you look at it (a specific edge). Drawing aspect vs. painting aspect – how to find out from different material.

 

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  • What’s incredible here is the contrast in color. You have a great sensitivity for dissonance and similarities. Magenta/red violet is incredibly hard to pull off but here its a very convincing and atmospheric cool. I do think the painting is more serious and universal than the title. I really like this.
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