Tuesday, May 17, 2005
by Gregg Chadwick
In response to Tyler Green's response to the Guardian:
Diego Velazquez' "Juan de Pareja" is my favorite painting in America.
Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez
Juan de Pareja
oil on canvas 1650
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
photo by Gregg Chadwick
This is one the paintings that made me want to become a painter.
Richard Diebenkorn's "Ocean Park #54" is my favorite painting by an American.
"Ocean Park 54"
100" x 81" oil on canvas 1972
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
See:Diebenkorn and Kitaj Off Ocean Park
R.B. Kitaj's "If Not, Not" is my favorite painting by a living American artist.
"If Not, Not"
60" x 60" oil on canvas 1975-76
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh