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Jacob Tolmie

. . . . . . . . Jacob Tolmie, The Ram, mixed media, flourescent light, 80 x 110 cm, 2004 . . .

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Miquel Barceló- “Figures and Myths”

Miquel Barceló. Elefandret, 2007 bronze, 1/8 157” x 67” x 63 1/8” Miquel Barceló en la catedral de Palma Miquel Barceló, New ceiling of a conference room of the United Nations Human Rights Council, 2008 Miquel Barceló Clay and Bronze

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Paul Russo – 1000 Black Paintings

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Ad Reinhardt – “The Intentional Enigma”

In the last ten years of Reinhardt’s life, he developed a theory of application, a manifesto, an artful method which he sought to perfect within the medium of his paintings: “A square (neutral, shapeless) canvas, five feet wide, five feet … Continue reading

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Ad Reinhardt – “The eye is a menace to clear sight.”

“The more stuff in it, the busier the work of art, the worse it is. More is less. Less is more. The eye is a menace to clear sight. The laying bare of oneself is obscene. Art begins with getting … Continue reading

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Elegy for Robert Rauschenberg

Elegy for Robert Rauschenberg Robert Rauschenberg: Combines Curated by Paul Schimmel, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. “This elegy is dedicated to the memory of Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) and to the memory of his friendship with my late husband, … Continue reading

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David Smith “power, structure, movement, progress, suspension, destruction and brutality”

David Smith Untitled (Candida), 1965 Stainless steel, 103 x 120 x 31 inches “Profoundly influenced by the welded sculptures of Julio González and of Picasso, Smith started devoting himself entirely to metal sculptures, constructing compositions from steel and “found” scrap … Continue reading

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David Smith “exploration of an open, linear structure”

He spent the thirties and forties within the frame of modern convention. After World War II, together with his Abstract Expressionist friends, Smith reached for a larger feeling beyond that frame, prewar art having become too small and fine-fingered. He … Continue reading

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Ad Reinhardt “…obligation to be intelligent doesn’t extend to the field of art!?!?”

“I don’t know anything about art, but I know what I like….” “Yeah, isn’t it nice that the obligation to be intelligent doesn’t extend to the field of art?” Ad Reinhardt: Art comics and satires ; [exhibition], Truman Gallery … … Continue reading

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Ad Reinhardt “Art is art-as-art”

Ad Reinhardt, Abstract Painting No.5 -1962 “Art is art-as-art and everything else is everything else.” Ad Reinhardt “…the monochromatic paintings of Ad Reinhardt hark back to works by Kazimir Malevich and Piet Mondrian, in which pure color and geometric order … Continue reading

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Sol LeWitt “The artist as mystic”

“Artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach.” “The artist’s aim is not to instruct the viewer, but to give information, whether the viewer understands the information is incidental to the artist.”

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Mark Rothko and the Religious Experience

“The people who weep before my pictures,” Rothko remarked, “are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them.” Gordon Burn

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Gerhard Richter – “Change human beings through painting”

“One has to believe in what one is doing, one has to commit oneself inwardly, in order to do painting. Once obsessed, one ultimately carries it to the point of believing that one might change human beings through painting. But … Continue reading

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Gerhard Richter – “Passionate Commitment”

Gerhard Richter (born February 9, 1932) is a German artist. Richter is considered by some critics as one of the most important German artists of the post-World War II period and is also one of the world’s most expensive, with … Continue reading

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