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Light and Abstract Form

My normal and somewhat unreflective view of this early Leger has always been that there is an unresolved conflict between the imagery – the obvious chair, side table, cup, folded   fingers – and the large abstract white and black … Continue reading

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The Light is Everywhere

Here is an amazing and wonderful quote, from an unlikely source: “The light, creation’s mind, was everywhere, and all things owned it’s power.” Here “owned ” means acknowledged. I often wonder what we do when we look at anything; it … Continue reading

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Ribbons

One of the pieces reproduced on this blog shows how interlacing is present in my Islands. As with internal articulation of the forms, it is implied but not completely visible. But now I see that one value of my watercolors … Continue reading

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The Milliner’s Workshop

Maybe the most ambitious example of the interlacing style of cubism is this large piece by Picasso. That the labor represented is mimicked in the manner is interesting enough. But to show the potential of the interlacing method this piece … Continue reading

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Discursive objects

Listening still to Boris Groys, whose ideas should by rights be central to this blog. He says: “We see artworks as incarnating art. The famous distinction between art and non-art is generally understood as a distinction between objects inhabited and … Continue reading

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Shadows

Just staying on Gego for another post—couldn’t a shadow be a metaphor for interpretation, or even backstory? The object is touched by an illuminating gaze, let’s not say an imagination, but something less than that, a faculty of illumination from … Continue reading

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One Number 31 1950

Reeling from the De Kooning show, I wandered downstairs in search of something different to look at and was seriously shaken by Pollock’s gigantic One Number 31. Whoever describes Pollock’s work as “flat” has no eyes or body to see … Continue reading

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Marisa Merz Part 3

After the eruption of light into Gordon Matta-Clark’s “de-architecture,” and the surprising continuity of his work with cubism, I want to revisit Marisa Merz’s Scarpette and revise my claim in an earlier post that because they are woven they carry … Continue reading

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