Where is that place?

The recognition of a place is its location. In art the common word is “meaning,” which to my ears sounds hopelessly awkward and naive, or perhaps “content,” which is almost as bad. It’s wise to remember that the word “about” is a spatial description that means “in the vicinity of.”

Morris Louis

Morris Louis, Tet, 1958 (Whitney Museum)

The less obvious where a piece is about, the more pleasurable to visit it.

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