|Richard Diebenkorn, Ocean Park #92 (1976)|
|Mark Tansey, EC101 (2009) oil on canvas|
|Clayton Merrill, Falling (2002)|
April Gornik writes that her work is of ‘unpeopled landscapes’ (aprilgornik.com). While Anselm Kiefer’s latest work continues to allude to the social history of his native Germany through the absence of the human in charred landscapes, and David Hockney has retired to British pastoral life with an LA tang, many American landscapes seem to hold on to a more Romantic view of ‘nature’ as somehow both inseparable from yet bigger than individual or collective human activity. Many seem to be 'unpeopled,' but the people are still hidden within image, implied by the perspective taken, or implicated in the artist's process itself.
|Vija Celmins, Untitled (Desert), (1971) Lithograph|