Near the famous Sydney Opera House is a neighborhood called the Rocks. Walking about there in December , 2003 with my 5 MP Dimage A-1, I got this lovely sealed-up window.
I pass this building all the time but only now and then does the palette of colors strike me. Here’s one taken closer up that almost looks like an Albers color exercise:
The principal concern of Robert Ryman’s painting can be illuminated by an observation the artist made in the late 1960s, that “there is never a question of what to paint, but only how to paint.” For Ryman, this “how” of painting has always been about what he has described as “getting the paint across”—meaning, literally, getting the paint across the surface, but also, more idiomatically, getting the idea of the painting across to the viewer. “What is done with paint is the essence of all painting,” he once declared. “What painting is, is exactly what people see.” Read more…
Letters From the People is the name of a Lee Friedlander book of photographs
Paraphrasing Stephen Dædalus’ dictum from Ulysses, Art is a shout in the street.
Side panel of the base of a street light.
A cry for our times…