Saturday, January 3, 2015

Frank Stella Does Not Belong To The Mickey Mouse Club

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On the wall beside the Donald Judd work Madeleine examined in yesterday's post, our art museum displays a painting by one of my favorite contemporary artists, Frank Stella. This is an example of the striking style from his earlier career, sometimes known as the protractor series

Every time I walk past this I think of iconic Mickey Mouse ears. It draws me back to the days of the Mickey Mouse Club. Stella is 78, a bit old for that, but still that shape, the black outline. It makes me wonder.                

6 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

A nit better than Disney me thinks.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Yup I can see it Bob :) Thanks for the link to his work, amazing portfolio of colours and shapes.

Sharon Anck said...

I absolutely see that!

William Kendall said...

I just see the colours, but that's me.

RedPat said...

I love his work too! Nice one.

Jack said...

Great work. I have seen Stella paintings many times, but this is the best I can remember.