Pictorial Energy

Looking at the work of Mr. Energy himself at the Wallraf-Richartz museum in Cologne—the striking thing about Rubens is that he covers so many square yards of canvas without losing intensity. The level is uniformly high. This is a bit different from the overall kind of abstraction, which has a uniform level, true, but not necessarily a uniformly high level of energy. I think Stella wants to be like Rubens in this respect.

Peter Paul Rubens, Juno and Argus c.1610

Peter Paul Rubens, Juno and Argus c.1610

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