Monday, July 15, 2013

Anglin Burgard and 'Richard Diebenkorn, The Berkeley Years"

"This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Timothy Anglin Burgard, the co-curator of "Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953-66." The exhibition opens Saturday, June 22 at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, where it is on view through September 29. The exhibition catalogue — which includes full-page plates of many Berkeley-era paintings not in the exhibition — is published by Yale University Press. Burgard, Steven A. Nash and Emma Acker contributed three of the best catalogue essays I’ve read this year. If you are interested in 20th-century painting, this book needs to be in your library." Tyler Green.

"Burgard is the curator of American art at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. He has organized exhibitions on Enrico Donati, Frank Lobdell and Stephen De Staebler."

"These are three Diebenkorns that Burgard discusses with MAN Podcast host Tyler Green on this week’s show, examples of how Burgard believes figurative painting sometimes informed Diebenkorn’s abstractions. At top is a Diebenkorn drawing in ink from 1953. Burgard thinks that the two 1954 paintings below it — Untitled (Nude) and Berkeley #3 — were informed by the drawing. The research and findings Burgard discusses on this week’s MAN Podcast suggest that at least for Diebenkorn, there was no such thing as ‘purely abstract’ painting."

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