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Robert Motherwell

Robert Motherwell (1915–1991) was one of the leading American artists of the twentieth century.

Thoughts on Drawing, 1970

I happen to like the line drawings of very small children, better, in fact, than the work of anyone except masters. The closest thing to it, when children use pencils (colored or not), is the quill strokes of Rembrandt, the more spontaneous and less “spelled out” drawings by Picasso for Guernica, and a few stick drawings on paper by Pollock.


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SEPT 2023

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