Posts Tagged ‘minimalism’

A Dozen Dominants, part 2 (aka, “You used to know what these words mean”)

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

I was really thrilled to read all the responses my last post generated; thanks to everyone who chimed in! And I wanted to post something that clarifies some of the things I wrote there, since it’s apparent I caused no small amount of confusion…

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“It’s often a distraction.”

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

I want to point out that responding to depiction and illustration often involves something apart from the formal characteristics of painting. It’s often a distraction. On the other hand, purely formal characteristics exercise the senses as do string quartets, piano concertos, Dixieland. Because of this the representation I’m interested in is of those things only the eye can touch.

Kenneth Noland, 1924 – 2010