Dedalus Foundation
Nov 19, 2012 4:43PM

The title of this series came from the title of a poem by Pablo Neruda, and the gestural pictures were done with the same kind of spontaneous outpouring of energy and inventiveness that had marked the Lyric Suite drawings more than a decade earlier. Motherwell loved to work on paper, which he called "the most sympathetic of all painting surfaces," and he later compared the process of painting these two series of works on paper, saying that he felt "happiest when, during the creative process, I simply let work 'pour out,' so to speak without critical intervention or editing."

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