Untitled (Ocean Park Drawing) and Ocean Park no. 38 are part of the same series. How are the works similar and how are they different?
Using colored paper, draw geometric shapes like the ones in this work and cut them out. Make your own abstract geometric composition.
Study the colors that the artist chose. How would the composition look different if the colors were changed?
Diebenkorn’s Untitled (Ocean Park Drawing) is an example of the artist’s abstract work. At other times, his paintings included objects that we can recognize, such as Girl with Plant (1960). Why do you think he changed his style? Find out about other artists who have changed their styles. (Example: Phillip Guston)
This work is abstract, but its shapes can suggest a subject. Write a description of what you think the shapes in this drawing might represent.
Find Ocean Park on mapquest.com or another mapping website. Where is Ocean Park? Is there more than one place with this name?
Find the triangles in this work. Measure their length and compare their dimensions. Are they all similarly proportioned? How did Diebenkorn create a system of ratios using triangles?