Tag Archives: Picasso

Arrived

Of course all arrivals are temporary, but this collage looks done. Had a bit of doubt as to how the increase in size (4×3′) would throw off the scale relation between the watercolor patches and the larger flat areas of … 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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Shakespearean

Picasso did not like abstract art. He thought it was inadequate. He said that an abstract hunter with an abstract gun would never shoot anything. I used to agree and so I was a figurative painter—now I’m an abstractionist and … Continue reading

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Scale and Composition

Shep Steiner’s recent comment affirms that T.J.Clark’s recent LRB article on Picasso and British art is worth reading. What Clark is responding to is Picasso’s skill at scaling the image to the size of the canvas, something that all great … Continue reading

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Lines in color

I started in art in 1975, and the first works of De Kooning that affected me were of the late sixties and early seventies. Seeing the room of these works in the show reminded me that they have a specific … Continue reading

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Risk

The bullfight inevitably suggests risk. That was why Picasso liked it. He must have seen bullfighters gored or killed, so he knew the risk was real. His ink drawings and etchings of bullfights, so many from the fifties, make a … Continue reading

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