Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hunting for Treasure


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Above: sneak peek at a commission not yet delivered…

Every year Seth Apter organizes a "Treasure Hunt" for favorite blog posts from the past. You can find links to other bloggers taking part in the treasure hunt, here. This post about Eva Hesse still gets lots of hits, so I know I’m not alone in my admiration.

In my opinion, no female artist has had the impact on art that Eva Hesse had in her short life. (1936-1970). I am particularly enamored of her drawings and her sculpture. Her drawings have a child-like feel to them and she was a master at using color. From the Estate of Eva Hesse site:

Untitled; 1963-64; Collage with ink, gouache and watercolor on paper; 22 x 30"

Untitled; 1963; gouache, watercolor, pencil on paper; 22 x 30"

Untitled, 1963; oilstick, ink and pencil on paper; 8.5 x 11"

Untitled; 1963; collage with gouache, ink and watercolor on paper; 36 1/4 x 27 3/4"

This book on her drawings is worth checking out if available in your area.