Come Unto These Yellow Sands II

MAKER:
Artist

Anne Truitt ( American, 1921 - 2004 )

DATE:
1979
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General Description

Part of Anne Truitt's aim was to launch color into the viewer's space by creating basic three-dimensional painted forms that depend on the viewer's own body and vision to comprehend them. Along with Donald Judd in the early 1960s, Truitt was among the first artists to employ a vocabulary of basic forms that would come to be known as minimalism. Her work was included in important early exhibitions that defined the minimalist movement, and it is seen today as a pioneering statement. An accomplished writer as well as a visual artist, Truitt lived for a few years in Dallas, studying briefly in 1950 at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts school before moving to Washington, D.C., where she lived for the remainder of her life.