Agnes Martin

Faraway Love

About this artwork

After a long period of leaving her works untitled, Agnes Martin adopted an exuberant, even ecstatic tone when titling her later paintings. Here, vertical bands of light-coloured paint have been overpainted with white paint, while light and delicate pencil lines mark the edges of the bands. This contributes to the sense of the sublime that characterises Martin’s work. Both the spirituality and geometric aspects of her paintings draw comparisons with the work of Mondrian as well as the colour field paintings of Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko. All share, to some degree, a quest for ‘spiritual otherness.’

  • title:
    Faraway Love
  • accession number:
    AR00178
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  • materials:
    Acrylic paint and graphite on canvas
  • date created:
    1999
  • measurements:
    152.40 x 152.40 x 3.50 cm (framed: 154.40 x 154.50 x 4.80 cm)
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
  • copyright:
    © Estate of Agnes Martin
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Agnes Martin

Agnes Martin