Paul’s ART STUFF on a train # 123: ‘Agnes Martin’s Paths Not Taken’

Among the many things of wonder in the Tate Modern’s quietly intense Agnes Martin retrospective (to 11th October) are her oracular thoughts (‘The conscious mind is awareness of the sublime’) her eccentric ways of living (‘I don’t get up in the morning until I know exactly what I’m going to do. Sometimes, I stay in bed until about three in the afternoon, without any breakfast’) and her own clarity about the subject – emotional states – of work which looks abstract to most.

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