Guggenheim

Looking down

Guggenheim Museum, New York

The Guggenheim is such a designed space that one can hardly look in any direction without seeing an abstract composition. I never fail to take such pictures at each visit.

Famous Cream Song

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White Canvas
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Robert Ryman
Dia: Beacon
Dia: Beacon

Robert Ryman

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…