|no. IZ detail Yayoi Kusama|
|No. IZ Yayoi Kusama (Japanese born 1929) oil on canvas 1960|
|The First Part of the Return From Parnassus detail Cy Twombly|
|The First Part of the Return From Parnassus Cy Twombly (American 1928-2011) oil, coloured pencil, lead pencil, wax crayon on canvas, 1961|
|Vast Ocean Gunther Uecker (German born 1930) paint and nails on canvas over wood 1964|
|Vast Ocean Gunther Uecker detail|
The three artists who made them were all born within two years of each other. They were toddlers at the same time but lived in different countries. They turned twelve during WW II. When they were 30, they made paintings like these that fifty years later remain relevant.
Human experience, imagination, risk. Our connections.
Ned and I visited our daughter this week. She is studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and these pieces are part of the collection of the Art Institute's gallery. I'm glad I was able to experience them face to face.