Painting Master #1: Milton Avery

Essential or simplistic, the debate rages between those who like and dislike Avery’s work. Was he getting to the essence of ‘things’ or was he a lightweight who hit upon a neat way of simplifying things. Though he was carved from a type of aesthetic rooted in American puritanism his paintings are laced with genuine pleasure. It is us who tend to distrust those who paint with any measure of joy.