New art crush, MYRON STOUT-I have always loved MONDRIAN and saw a few of STOUT’S paintings and saw a strong resemblance and decided to find out more about him ! Very wonderful works and I thought to introduce him today. I am totally in love with his black and white period. Of course knowing me, that would be an obvious statement!
I do hope you enjoy this.
Myron Stout was one of those marvelous independent spirits who came of age with
Stout’s work was small, intimate and spare. Among midcentury geometric painters like
A modest, ascetic man of generous disposition, he could appreciate de Kooning
(“the tremendous and vital energy of his struggle,” Stout wrote in his journal)
who helped him see how to construct a purely abstract picture, while his great inspiration
was Mondrian, about whom Stout observed that “the tangible and sensational world was still
the raw material for the universality which he would create for himself.”
In other words, Mondrian, like Stout, remained firmly connected to nature and the real world.
for months, sometimes years, to produce a richness of surface (with various,
nearly invisible erasures and adjustments) that was both inspired and touching.
Good art, Stout implied, is never quite finished. His contrasts of black and white
or the tension he suggested between not-quite-parallel lines carried the weight of
heroic clashes, although at a glance it all looked utterly simple.