An Artist’s Life 2

The religion of work and work as religion are slightly different things. The first is a substitute for any number of things, the second is the model of a successful life for a modern person. In this case “religion” is just a code word for the right attitude toward the daily struggle. Though I’ve criticized Gerhard Richter’s work enough on this blog, I can’t deny his achievement as an artist who lives as an artist. He’s like a stone who sank straight to the bottom, when most of us are too much tossed by the currents.

Self-Portrait, Three Times, 24.1.90 1990 by Gerhard Richter born 1932Agnes Martin was also very successful in that way, but with better results in my opinion. But then how much the results matter is an open question.

Agnes Martinstudio

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