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Richard Diebenkorn in New Mexico

Richard Diebenkorn in New Mexico

by Gerald Nordland, Mark Lavatelli, Charles Strong
     
 

Internationally acclaimed artist Richard Diebenkorn lived in Albuquerque from 1950 to 1952, where he executed an impressive body of more than a hundred paintings, drawings, and welded-metal sculpture. Until recently much of Diebenkorn's New Mexico work remained forgotten. With his coming to New Mexico, Diebenkorn moved toward a kind of painting that, although

Overview

Internationally acclaimed artist Richard Diebenkorn lived in Albuquerque from 1950 to 1952, where he executed an impressive body of more than a hundred paintings, drawings, and welded-metal sculpture. Until recently much of Diebenkorn's New Mexico work remained forgotten. With his coming to New Mexico, Diebenkorn moved toward a kind of painting that, although rigorous and considered, emits energies of freedom, freshness, and spontaneity and has inferences of landscape. This book presents for the first time a comprehensive overview of this New Mexico period and investigates the critical role it played in Diebenkorn's exploration of the idiom of abstraction and the maturation of his art. It also demonstrates how New Mexico's desert landscape and light affected Diebenkorn's artistic route toward figurative painting and the landscape-inspired abstractions of his greatly acclaimed Ocean Park series. This book offers not only stunning reproductions of the artist's work but also important new research into the life of one of the creative giants of the second half of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890134986
Publisher:
Museum of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
379,893
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 12.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Gerald Nordland is a leading Diebenkorn scholar. A founder of the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, he currently lives in Chicago, where he works as an independent curator and author.

Mark Lavatelli is an artist, art critic, and art educator of humanities at Medaille College in Buffalo, New York.

Artist and curator Charles Strong attended the California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco, studying briefly with Richard Diebenkorn and with Clyfford Still. For more than thirty years, Strong was director of the Wiegand Gallery at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California.

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