|Everybody Knows, 2007, oil on canvas, 87 1/4 x 93 inches |
(the last painting made before the artist died in 2007)
To follow through with some of those unfinished posts I recently mentioned, here is Artist of the week Elizabeth Murray.
Elizabeth Murray's heroic paintings are as fearless as the life she seems to have led. A woman who wanted it all, and achieved it against all the odds; to have her children and family, and her artwork all playing center stage at once. She is a hero and an absolute inspiration.
|The Sun and the Moon, 2005, oil on canvas on wood, 9 feet|
|Do the Dance, 2005, oil on canvas on wood, 9 1/2 x 11 feet|
|Kind of Blue, 2004, oil on canvas on wood, 9 x 11 feet|
|Midnight Special, 2000, oil on two canvases, 92 7/8 x 129 1/2 inches|
|Bill Alley, 2006, 3D lithographic construction, 35 x 41 1/4 inches|
|Hey Madge, 2001-02, oil on canvas on wood, 53 x 48 inches|
|Worm's Eye, 2002|
|Cry Baby, 2000, oil on canvas, 105 3/4 x 105 3/4 inches|
|Mister Postman, 1998, oil on canvas, 82 x 77 inches|
|for a better sense of scale: Bop, 2002-03, at MOMA|
As always, I try my best to include the correct information for the images I post. In this case I was unable to find full descriptions for a few of the paintings. It's both surprising and infuriating how many images are out there without any credit to the artist or the work.
With one exception, these paintings are all from 2000-07. There are so many more layers to her work and it's nice to see the progression throughout the years, but these just screamed EXUBERANCE to me so that's where I started.
Further looking and reading:
Everybody Knows, a PBS film