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Robert Motherwell

I’d like to introduce you to one of my very favorite artists, Robert Motherwell. Though you may know his work, it is the breadth of his accomplishment and influence that is also quite remarkable. To me, Motherwell reads as confident and precise, and I appreciate that most of his work is openly evocative; when you approach a Motherwell piece, before there is time for analysis, it immediately turns something on inside of you. This very reaction is how Motherwell excelled in the format of Abstract Expressionism, through human connection, and the ability to tap into an emotional channel without the need for familiar imagery.

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