The Easel

Three Era’s in the art of Richard Diebenkorn

Richard Diebenkorn was a figurative painter in mid-career who, on moving to Los Angeles, abruptly shifted to (less fashionable) abstract painting. The result was his Ocean Park series, described by Robert Hughes as “surely one of the most distinguished meditations on landscape in painting since Monet’s Water Lillies”. A “revelatory” London exhibition contrasts his two very different styles. An RA podcast starts slow but is excellent