My fascination with squares continues…a couple of months ago I read an article about an exhibit of paintings by Lee Krasner. This is a special exhibit of paintings she did after she and Jackson Pollock moved into the house that became the Pollock-Krasner House Museum. Pollock had a large space but the space allotted to Krasner was small. In this space Krasner did her early and possibly her best abstract expressionist paintings. They were a series called the Little Images. They are thouht of as small and jewel-like. My favorite is Shellflower which is bursting with color, light and excitement. When I read this article I found out that she had painted a Little Image called White Squares in 1948. It is in the Whitney Museum in NYC. This, of course, got me thinking about how I would paint white squares. I saw them as bright, full of light and flickering pastel color. When I saw an image of Krasners’s painting I was disappointed. It is hard edged and complex when I think of squares and geometry as simple, straightforward and clean. Anyway, I finally put my thoughts down in a painting. My painting is titled 30 White Squares.
I am not sure if it is complete yet but itis very close. This painting is acrylic on yupo paper and measures 20″ X 24″.