Posts Tagged ‘Cezanne’

α language having a cΩω

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Rembrandt, "Landscape with a Cow" (1650)

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Excel at art

Friday, March 12th, 2010

"Vimeo Waiting," Microsoft Excel, 2010

In 1963 Josef Albers published a book on color theory, and since then color — “pure” color, the mathematical hue — has been the rage in abstract painting and design. In the old (c. ’70 – ’80s) days, painters spent months covering a canvas monochrome, blending, blending away the brush marks. The human hand was a horrible thing, corrupted with subjectively. An MFA in Painting student today is still prone to sit hours in front of their canvas, lamenting over which color to juxtapose another color with, and while I respect that solemn responsibility, I prefer the quick MS excel fix, take Vimeo’s default ‘no signal’ screen.

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