Agnes Martin

I Love the Whole World

About this artwork

Agnes Martin’s paintings usually comprise horizontal bands of pale colour separated by faint hand-drawn pencil lines. Characterised by geometric abstraction, repetition and simplicity, her work is often associated with Minimalism but it also alludes to emotional states more characteristic of the Abstract Expressionists. Martin wrote that all her work, "is about perfection as we are aware of it in our minds but the paintings are very far from being perfect – completely removed in fact – even as we ourselves are". This is one of a series of paintings from the 1990s in which the artist used titles that evoke happy memories from the past.

  • title:
    I Love the Whole World
  • accession number:
    AL00193
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  • materials:
    Acrylic and graphite on canvas
  • date created:
    1999
  • measurements:
    152.40 x 152.40 cm (framed: 154.30 x 154.30 cm)
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Lent by Anthony d'Offay 2010
  • copyright:
    © Estate of Agnes Martin
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Agnes Martin

Agnes Martin