Ralph Caplan interview with Debbie Millman


This interview with the brilliant Debbie Millman and more on the http://www.designobserver.com website


Agnes Martin wrote a poem about the genesis of this painting, “Parable of the Equal Hearts”:

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This Rain
“Once there were two lovers that had equal hearts./One would pursue one,/the other would pursue the other.//Then the angels looked down and said:/“What a waste,” and made them perceive each other./Their hearts melted into one.//They had no use for the world/so they leaped into the swift river./This heart was always restless/and the only place where it had any rest at all was on the beach.//But even on the beach one said:/“I wish we’d never been made one.”/And immediately one half flew up in the sky/and the other half into the sea./But they yearned for each other./And when it rained the one in the sea said:/“This is a message from my other half in the sky.”/And when the water was evaporated from the ocean and rose/up, the other said:/“This is a message from my other half in the sea.”//The angels were stumped./There’s one thing that God is not able to endure –/a suffering heart./He felt one half in the sky and one half in the sea.//God thought what to do./So the one in the sky fell down into the sea/and immediately both turned to sea water./Ever since that time when the water is drawn up from the sea/and it rains this is not an ordinary rain. It’s the rain/that affects people and softens them./I painted a painting called This Rain.”Screen Shot 2015-06-19 at 13.09.57

William Tillyer: The Palmer Paintings at Bernard Jacobson Gallery London

                        Palmer V, Clouds That Drop Fatness On The Earth, 2012,  Acrylic on fabric mesh,  170.2 x 144.8  cms (67 x 57  ins)

Bernard Jacobson Gallery London

1st May – 20th June 2015

Bernard Jacobson Gallery is very pleased to announce that our second exhibition in our new space on Duke Street St James’s will be a series of paintings by one of Britain’s leading painters William Tillyer. The Palmer paintings continue Tillyer’s long engagement with the English landscape and in particular his lifelong obsession with clouds. The Palmer of the title is Samuel Palmer 1805-81 the visionary British Romantic landscape painter who, like Tillyer, had an almost mystical view of man’s relationship with the landscape and who has long been an influence and inspiration for Tillyer.

Sonia Delaunay at Tate Modern – wonderful exhibition

delauneyVisit the Tate Modern for more information about this fantastic show: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/ey-exhibition-sonia-delaunay 15 April – 9 August 2015 Sonia Delaunay (1885–1979) was a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde and became the European doyenne of abstract art. Throughout the first half of the twentieth century, she celebrated the modern world of movement, technology and urban life, exploring new ideas about colour theory together with her husband Robert Delaunay. This is the first UK retrospective to assess the breadth of her vibrant artistic practice across a wide range of media. It features the groundbreaking paintings, textiles and clothes she made across a sixty-year career, as well as the results of her innovative collaborations with poets, choreographers and manufacturers, from Diaghilev to Liberty.Sonia Delaunay Electric Prisms 1913 Davis Museum at Wellesley College