Monday, April 16, 2012

The Artist Bookworm--Anne Truitt

Michael C. Carlos Museum 
at Emory University,
 Atlanta, GA 2004
Anne TruittTruitt 91
Acrylic on Paper
23 1/4 x 30 1/2"
Anne Truitt
7 Sept '87 No 3
Acrylic on Paper
23 x 30 1/4"
 The next book discussion is Sunday April 22 at 3 pm. We will discuss the artist Anne Truitt.

Ann Truitt died in December 2004. In 2004 the Michael C. Carlos Museum at the Emory University showed some of her sculptures. Is it a coincidence that the work they showed resemble tombstones? Her work does not look like much online, just colored geometric forms that resemble fences, even picket fences, or alone standing walls and pillars. The real art comes in when walking amongst these forms, the experiences of feeling an inanimate object looking back at you. In the case of her paintings, the viewer experience a strong feeling when confronted by red, yellow or black shapes and lines. She hand painted her work with layers of paint, creating nuances of transparency and variations in tone. Anne Truitt had many layers herself, she was not just a painter and sculpture, she graduated with a B.A. in psychology in 1943 at the Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.  She was a mother of three, and she was also a writer with three published books under her belt.

For any questions, suggestions, comments, etc. contact:
Vickie Martin and Vicki Bethel (Maggie), Book Club coordinators


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