Art is serious. It’s meant to be experimental, avant-garde, intellectual, rigorous. But Milton Avery is something else: Milton Avery is joyful. Not that the American painter (1885-1965) isn’t avant-garde or intellectual, it’s just that the body of clever, innovative, influential art he left behind is so full of humour and explosive colour that it will make you feel elation as much as mental stimulation.
Image: Milton Avery, Seated Girl with Dog, 1944.
Oil on canvas
111.8 x 81.3 cm
Collection Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York. Gift from the Estate of Roy R. Neuberger
Photo: Jim Frank
© 2022 Milton Avery Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London 2022.