Tuesday, November 29, 2005

The Tormentors

This is one of his last quasi-representational paintings of the early years, from 1947. Looking back at Guston's early work is like going on a roller coaster ride to me, you know exactly what is coming next, but it is incredibly exciting. Trying to make sense of all his decisions, his urgent need to continually evolve and absorb influences and events from the outside, always inspires.

1 comment:

fairy butler said...

I was IN LOVE with this exact painting in undergrad. nice to see it again.