Monthly Archive: May 2012

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Memory: The Textural Sense

Something happens, physically, when certain colors and their corresponding values, values which have  little to do with reality or representation, come together in a composition. This serendipitous amalgam, this texture, creates a dish that is, as Delacroix said art should be, “a feast for the eyes” […]

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Direction: Is It Visual Or Intellectual

It’s confusing—this art thing. On the one hand you have the view that artistic ideas come spontaneously out of the process of working—out of the process of trying to capture reality–light, color, etc. Then the cubist, fauvist, expressionist, etc., arrive on the scene and muddy the whole thing up, espousing the “idea” as coming first. And then there is everything in-between […]