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Possibly Annoying Details

Straight lines that form geometric shapes always imply some kind of consistent order. It might have something to do with buildings, because walls that don’t meet at ninety degrees, or don’t quite meet at all, seem awkward, even though there … Continue reading

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Correspondences

In a great Bridget Riley catalog, I find the following quote from Roger Fry: “The mind of the spectator is held in a kind of thrilled suspense by the unsuspected correspondence of all these related elements. One is filled with … Continue reading

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Details 2

Sometimes I’m amazed at the endless particulars of life, which seem to multiply daily, but then maybe I’m in a state of wonderment at the human capacity to identify the same. All the details. The details of nature are astonishing … Continue reading

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Series and painting

I still intend to spend some time on Motherwell, because for me he presents important problems about the literary in abstraction, but just today I’ve been reading one of Shep Steiner’s new pieces, this one about Frank Stella. One quote … Continue reading

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