Dialogue

Museum Day - December 2015

Yesterday, we took a break from Christmas shopping to run over to the Anderson Collection on the Stanford Campus. The exhibition is excellent, of course, and revisiting Louise Nevelson's Sky Garden was, and always is, such a powerful experience.

Perhaps, in a subconscious response to the colorful gaiety of the holiday, our favorites artworks possess calm and serene strength.

 

Whenever I see Louise Nevelson's work, I think, "black magic." Every single magnificent time. Louise Nevelson (American, 1899-1988) Sky Garden (1959-1964) enamel on wood.

Whenever I see Louise Nevelson's work, I think, "black magic." Every single magnificent time. Louise Nevelson (American, 1899-1988) Sky Garden (1959-1964) enamel on wood.

Ellsworth Kelly (American, 1923) wanted us to see form and relationships when looking at his work. He named this work, "Black Ripe" (1955, oil on canvas), after visiting the studio of his buddy, Alexander Calder.

Ellsworth Kelly (American, 1923) wanted us to see form and relationships when looking at his work. He named this work, "Black Ripe" (1955, oil on canvas), after visiting the studio of his buddy, Alexander Calder.