Monthly Archives: March 2014

Excerpt from Essay on Albers’ Tenuous

Josef Albers considers, “the discrepancy between physical fact and psychic effect” to be the origin of art.[1] He found that that which is observed in the visual world is often distinctly different than what is perceived by the mind. In … Continue reading

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Field Trip to Gordon Matta-Clark’s “Splitting” House, circa 1974

Check it out y’all! Skip to about 9:50 or so to get the first glimpses of “Splitting” on site in Englewood, New Jersey. Last week we discussed the work of Gordon Matta-Clark whose notion of “Anarchitecture” and its attendant critical … Continue reading

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Response to Helen Frankenthaler’s “A Slice of the Stone Itself”

Fr Francesca Miller The composition of A Slice of the Stone Itself, despite its simplicity, was methodically planned. A collection of four working proofs printed in advance of the final print’s production serves to illuminate Frankenthaler’s process and demonstrate the … Continue reading

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André Kertész – Meudon, 1928

The allure of Kertész’s Meudon emerges not only from its vivifying surrealist aesthetic, but from Kertész’s ability to unify several individual artifactual existences into the momentary world contained within this otherwise unremarkable alleyway. Although compositionally the photograph exudes a spontaneous … Continue reading

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