Dupont Drawing Group
Image Archive March 11, 2008







The group had a great turn out Tuesday, about nine artists participated. A lively discussion about the role of infuential critics and art historians came about, the short-sightedness of art critical orthodoxy was enunciated by some, and Clement Greenberg was mentioned as usual. Then Morris Louis had to be treated and the color stain/field artists of the 50s.Dr Marcela Brenner, Louis's recently deceased widow was remarked upon. Black as a qualifier of color harmony and palette sensitivity got into the mix. The supposed difficulty of its use was proposed in relation to Matisse, but Joan Mitchell, Richard Diebenkorn, and DeKooning were countered as painters who used black as perhaps a challenge to some of the received notions about its viability as a standalone color and counterpoise to color. White pigment was not mentioned in this regard but perhaps ought to have been.

Dupont Drawing Group
2201 P Street NW [ Church of the Pilgrims ]
Washington, DC 20037
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Last updated Mar 11, 2008