Tag Archives: montage

George Lois

The following quote from George Lois sounds a lot like Ehrenzweig: “The point about unusual ideas has to be their proximity to madness. Creativity is the ultimate adrenaline rush. If you have what you consider a fantastic concept, you must … Continue reading

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Figure and Landscape

To return to a topic discussed earlier, I mentioned the pastels of Degas, in which he transformed a nude into a landscape—or vice versa. In any case what we have is a work, and we can take it or leave … Continue reading

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Modernist Method

An example of modernist practice in its purest form might be the paintings of Paul Klee. He starts with a formal idea, a method, a sense of how relationships should play out, and the work is generated from that. Whether … Continue reading

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Quaytman’s poem

Presumably one reads a Quaytman installation like a book, from left to right, but it operates by comparison between any two components. Like a poem. Installation poems allow the “reader” to move in any direction. I think that Quaytman’s poems … Continue reading

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