Diebenkorn's Fields of Silence

Richard Diebenkorn, Untitled #26, 1984. Gouache, acrylic, and crayon on joined p
Richard Diebenkorn, Untitled #26, 1984. Gouache, acrylic, and crayon on joined paper, 24 x 38 inches. (61 x 96.5 cm) Private Collection. © The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation. Image courtesy The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation.

Deborah Barlow writes about the her experiences viewing Richard Diebenkorn's Ocean Park paintings on view at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. through Septmber 23, 2012.

Barlow notes that a "facet of this work and this artist that is important to not overlook is what Ocean Park has come to say about Diebenkorn himself. He had a dogged commitment to his own vision of things. He wasn’t belligerent or a contrarian, but he stubbornly followed his own path. In a filmed interview that accompanies the show, Diebenkorn answers a question about who the audience for his work is by stating, 'I paint for an 'ideal viewer.' ' After a brief pause he wryly added, 'And that ideal viewer just may be me.' "

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