If January is cold and grey in your neck of the woods, you may be in sore need of more color. One source of such cheerful vibrancy are Etel Adnan’s simplified landscape paintings.
Etel is a Lebanese artist who began adult life as a scholar and teacher of philosophy. Various wars of the mid-twentieth century led Etel to instead pursue expression through poetry writing and visual art; her writing has also found application in essays, journalism, and a novel entitled Sitt Marie-Rose.
Among her exhibited works, I’m particularly drawn today to the Documenta 13 exhibition from 2012: