Loving the Straight Line

“Paintings speak for themselves,” said Carmen Herrera. Geometry and color have been the head and the heart of her work, she added, describing a lifelong quest to pare down her paintings to their essence, like visual haiku. Shown here, “Blanco y Verde” (1966), a canvas of white interrupted by an inverted green triangle.


Margaret Kilgallen said, “I like things that are handmade, and I like to see people’s hand in the world, anywhere in the world; it doesn’t matter to me where it is. And in my own work, I do everything by hand. I don’t project or use anything [mechanical], because even though I do spend a lot of time trying to perfect my line work and my hand, my hand will always be imperfect because it’s human. And I think it’s the part that’s that’s interesting…that’s where the beauty is.




{five years, one hundred seventy five posts later}

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