Artwork of the month: “Reply to Red”

7July 2006

Tanguy has been one of my favorite artists since I was in high school.  His use of light-source is strict and as uncomplicated as his compositions.  Albeit, his work is not simple.  The forms appear to be wrapped in fabric, containing his personal subject matter and eluding to your own experiences.

You can see two of Tanguy’s paintings on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Yves Tanguy
French, 1900-1955
“Reply to Red”
1943, oil on canvas.

“I believe there is little to gain by exchanging opinions with other artists concerning either the ideology of art or technical methods.”
-Yves Tanguy

I also believe the opinions of my contemporaries are without value…
…in that I can only trust myself.