|Ocean Park #83, 1975|
100" x 81" oil on canvas 1975
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
I was in Washington, D.C. for a few hours last week and spent the time at an exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art: Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series. The series was painted between 1967 and 1985, and named for the Santa Monica neighborhood where Diebenkorn's studio was located at the time. His paintings from this period have a wonderful luminosity and depth, a beautiful unity of composition and color ... all the elements working together in harmony.
The exhibition runs at the Corcoran until September 23rd, and I highly recommend it.
* Originally quoted in a John Gruen article in Art News 85 (November 1986).