|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.
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 why I chose them.
Further looking and reading:
Everybody Knows, a PBS film