Agony - Arshile Gorky, 1947

From MoMA’s website:

The evocative title of this work and the fiery intensity of the palette signal a departure from Gorky’s more lyrical abstractions of the preceding years. Agony, a blazing, impassioned scene, is often understood in relation to the traumatic events of the artist’s personal life, including a fire in his studio and cancer.

 

Posted on July 17 2011, with 54 Notes

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    Probably the 18th Gorky I’ve reblogged.
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    quite possibly my favorite painting ever.
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