"Painting from nature is not copying the object, it is realizing one's sensations.' (Paul Cézanne)
"Culture is only true when implicitly critical, and the mind that forgets this avenges itself in the critics it breeds. Criticism is an indispensable element of culture." (Theodor W. Adorno)
time to post a puppy picture.
this goes back a few months and just never got posted for some reason. I guess I didn't really like it that much when I did it.
this is current, tho I'm not entirely sure it's finished.
'The precision of naming takes away from the uniqueness of seeing.' (Pierre Bonnard)
so so and so so.
have to brag a bit sometimes
Dancing on the head of a pin.
movies holiday weekend
just phone it in.
the day before yesterday.
an attempt to copy myself. another failure.
a revision from last month.
'We must always apologize for talking painting.' (Paul Valéry)
seems like Northampton is all about ravens via Leonard Baskin. Since he taught at Smith his black birds are omnipresent, not to be excluded from my drawings just now.
these I did last month. didn't draw or paint much, wrote a fair amount in my journal.
just got back from Europe last week. saw some very different places; Prague, rural Bavaria, Paris, but the contrast coming back from Paris to NYC was just overwhelming. My initial reaction to being back was not exactly positive. taken some days to rectify what I thought I saw there with what I was experiencing here. Took a while to stop getting all judgmental about it. at any rate, some of the stuff I did before going looks a lot better to me now that I'm back. sometimes this process takes longer than other times.
'In my day artists wanted to be outcasts, pariahs. Now they're all integrated into society.' (Marcel Duchamp)
an honest mistake
how new, who knew?
'Love is a striking example of how little reality means to us.' (Marcel Proust)
'there is only one form of nobility: the title of duke. marquis is ridiculous. the word duke makes people look round.'
O, how the spring of love resembleth
The uncertain glory of an April day,
Which now shows all the beauty of the sun
And by and by a cloud takes all away!
TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
'In nine lifetimes you'll never know as much about your cat as your cat knows about you.' (Montaigne)
'To be simple is no small matter.' (Gustave Flaubert)
'What matters is whether we want to lie or tell the truth and write the truth, even though it never can be the truth and never is the truth.' (Thomas Bernhard)
started another Bernhard novel today. as many as I've read now I've lost count.
sometimes just got to go a bit juicier.
I dreamt I was asking this guy about his visit to the Louvre, what had most impressed him of all the things he'd seen and it was taking way too long for him to come up with an answer. I woke up.
'Love art. Of all lies, it is the least untrue.' (Gustave Flaubert)
'The true work of art is always on the human scale, it is essentially the one that says "less".' (Albert Camus)