drawings + paintings by heather ripley + art not by her that she likes. art works.
[all works not otherwise attributed, by link or textual reference, are the property of the author, heather ripley.] © 2014 Heather Ripley
It’s only outmoded if one thinks that art progresses in a linear way, and that this year’s art disqualifies last year’s. But I don’t believe that there is any such progression. That kind of thinking is a fiction of certain criticism and of the art market. If a work of art is alive, it is alive, no matter when it was made.
Um, yeah, like, I just need something to decorate a wine bottle for my friend’s bachelorette…
[To the tune of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer]
You know Dali and Degas and that one-eared Vincent,
Pablo Picasso and Warhol and Rembrandt,
But can you recall
Some artists unlike them all?
Annie Kevans is painting portraits of women artists whom “art history” has basically forgotten, like Dorothea Tanning, a prolific poet, painter, and sculptor of the 20th century (pictured above).