Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thought in Paint

Part of the thrill of looking at painting is that you are seeing thought in paint -- thought in the form of paint.  When painting looks more like thought -- half-complete; striking out in one direction here, another there; gestural; fast -- it's more thrilling.  It's as if you're with the artist in thought, or you're sharing a thought, or an interpretation/way of seeing.  It's a kind of communion, or at least a connection.  It moves you past your own sight.

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