seated woman in chair
seated woman in striped dress 1965
seated woman on sofa 1965
untitled (c. 1963), unknown
untitled (c.1963), ink
. . . when i discovered richard diebenkorn i absolutely fell in love with his figure drawings. he's well known for his landscapes, which i also love, but i'm really drawn to his figures.
diebenkorn paintings included two major periods - an early figurative period & later an abstract period, which included the ocean park series. i'll post my favorites from that collection soon. diebenkorn was grouped together with the "bay area figurative movement" - which includes many more artist i'm excited to feature!
looking at these drawings i see a woman who may have just finished the dishes, may be walking in from a long day at work or just sitting, relaxing & watching her children play.
what do you see?
"all paintings start out of a mood, out of a relationship with things or people, out of a complete visual impression." - richard diebenkorn