The St. Louis Art Museum has an exhibit that sounds neat, called Action/Abstraction. It features some of my favorite artists, and is only being hosted by three museums in the US… I’d really like to see it!
I’ve never seen a Jasper Johns in person, and the thought makes me all tingly!
And Rothko? Mercy. To a lot of people, his paintings look like blobs of color swatches, but they are actually images of feelings. I mean, haven’t you ever had a red day… or a white day, or a yellow experience…?
I’m not an abstractionist. I’m not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on. -Mark Rothko
Here’s hoping I can make it down to the museum before it leaves…