Motherwell show colored with his seaside memories
Robert Motherwell (1915-91) first came to Provincetown in the middle of the Second World War. It was, in the event, a tense, unsettling stay. “The claustrophobic silent dark of those World War II nights here remains with me like a black stone,” Motherwell said. The quote appears in an essay by Daniel Ranalli in the catalog accompanying “Robert Motherwell: Beside the Sea,” an enchanting exhibition at the Provincetown Artists Association and Museum.