Friday, May 21, 2021

Form: Simple and Colorful --- Day 10/21

Walk: Presidio Pickleball

Distance: 2.5 miles, 90 minutes pickle, Yoga

Milton Avery (American, 1885-1965), White Rooster, 1947, o/c, 61 1/2 x 50 3/4" 

Ciwt just likes this painting and in general the intimately charming and colorful work of Milton Avery, a truly original, self-taught American painter.  

Marc Rothko, one of several artists who befriended Avery in New York City in the 30's and 40's liked him too and once said of his work: What was Avery's repertoire? His living room, Central Park, his wife Sally, his daughter March, the beaches and mountains where they summered; cows, fish heads, the flight of birds; his friends and whatever world strayed through his studio: a domestic, unheroic cast. But from these there have been fashioned great canvases, that far from the casual and transitory implications of the subjects, have always a gripping lyricism, and often achieve the permanence and monumentality of Egypt.

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