The Tannery Art Center, Santa Cruz, California
Santa Cruz Tannery Art Center, Santa Cruz, California
DIANE ARBUS (1923-1971)
‘In the Beginning’
First 7 years of her career 1956-1962
People and more people.
On the streets, in apartments, tattoo parlors, drag shows…..
A mass of humanity.
Throughout the exhibit there were quotes from Diane on the walls.
I paused for a while with each one.
≈≈ It wasn’t about the photograph it was about the subject.
“For me the subject of the picture is always more important than the picture. And more complicated.”
Thoughts and impressions
I have much gratitude to Janet Bishop and Katherine Rothkopf, the curators of this exhibit for their vision in bringing these two artists together and showing their work side by side.
The gift of clearly seeing how we contribute and inspire each other to grow and stretch in our creativity.
How our vision can expand and we dare to venture into places where we would have perhaps never thought to go.
Richard Diebenkorn 1922-1993
Strong, bold, direct!!!
Used black a lot
His journey from the Midwest to San Francisco and then Los Angeles is etched in his paintings.
Henri Matisse 1869-1954
Master of lines
As if these fluid black lines are an extension of his own being moving freely through his
fingers and the tip of his brush, flowing on to the canvas creating figures and shapes that
appear so loose and yet are so defined.
Memories of being constricted, contracted, stunted.
“The Conversation” 1938
Free flowing shapes
Recognizable as his. They reappear in his other works
The lines… faces, arms
Photographs from Tuesday at the Museum
You can see the inspiration I received from this exhibit in “Building in Blues”
– Updated since I originally posted.