One of my favorites from the incredible " #Matisse
show at the #SanFranciscoMuseumofModernArt
-- "Ocean Park #54"
(oil and charcoal on canvas, 1972) by #RichardDiebenkorn
(from the #SFMoMA's
permanent collection) -- this exhibition brilliantly pairs the way in which early modernist #HenriMatisse
and Post-War #BayArea
painter Diebenkorn each used sure lines to divide architectural space and define figurative subjects -- Diebenkorn even further abstracts the types of spatial compositions Matisse would explore in the early 1900s, by delineating here an imagined almost ariel view of the Los Angeles neighborhood Ocean Park -- at the same time, this painting also seems to take into account a more stationary, grounded vision of landscape through the artist's studio window -- the layers of cool, watery tones here lend three-dimensionality to the picture plane, with pops of warmer colors near the geometric extremities, balancing the overall weight of the composition and creating bookends to such an expansive territory // #ModernArt #ModernPainting #ContemporaryArt #ContemporaryPainting #MuseumVisit #SanFrancisco #MuseumofModernArt #latergram