Beyond a few superb works, the panorama of flesh proves to be oddly enervating.
Other than a highway sign not much remains, but the artistic legacy of Black Mountain College is truly indelible.
The artist knows that beauty, and even the sublime, on their own terms are not enough to cut it in the competitive field of contemporary art.
With invention that suggests the work of Malevich and Mondrian, the composition is a play of rectangles.
It is a conundrum for the critic: is the crudeness of the rendering the result of an expressionist style or a lack of finesse or skill in rendering?
Looked at on his own terms Thomas Hart Benton is an American Master and deserves to be reconsidered.