“I am not interested in illustrating my time. A man’s “time” limits him, it does not truly liberate him. Our age – it is one of science, of mechanism, of power and death. I see no point in adding to its mechanism of power and death. I see no point in adding to its mammoth arrogance the compliment of a graphic homage.” — Clyfford Still
Sundays with Clyfford Still is a weekly blog feature hosted by me, M.K. Hajdin, on this here very blog.
Abstract expressionist Clyfford Still (1904-1980) rubbed shoulders with household names like Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, and yet most of the public has no idea who he was. Why is this?
One reason is because Still was a very complex and private person who scorned fame and fortune in order to follow his artistic vision. Until very recently, many of his works, papers and sketchbooks languished in storage. Now that the Clyfford Still Museum has opened in Denver, finally the art world is beginning to take notice. Maybe now he will get some of the recognition his art deserves.
The first time I ever saw an image of his work, it leaped out and grabbed me like Jaws. I had to find out all I could about the man who made it. Now you can follow along with me as I investigate Clyfford Still and his strange, reclusive life.
You can find all posts in the series under Categories on the right hand side of the screen and clicking on the box that says Sundays with Clyfford Still.
More links about Clyfford Still:
Clyfford Still’s Unyielding Will, by Geoff Van Dyke. Read this! It’s wonderful.
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