A great example of a notable artist permitting influence in their work. One could say this is a homage to Matisse.
The influence is obvious, but the painting is a Diebenkorn. Showing the feel of another artist’s considerations and not losing yourself is very important.
The composition has strong shapes and flatness, which he did so well. Yet the painting has depth without using perspective. All that is needed are a couple of obliques which accomplish this nicely.
Diebenkorn’s superb use of shapes permits colour to come forth and dance!
I must mention the rhythm of blacks taking you across the painting. They are wonderful notes relieving the strong verticals in the painting.