I want to die painting – (among myriad triumphs of blueness)

In her book; Joan Mitchell: Lady Painter, Patricia Albers tells us: Rilke looked to painting, especially Cézanne’s, as a model for poetry. In late 1907, the writer visited the Paris Salon d’Automne nearly every day, seeking to memorize the work of the Post-Impressionist, whose discipline, nuance, precision, and chromatic emotion he emulated. Having visually devoured the blues…

art on art

Maggie Nelson wrote Bluets under the influence of – amongst others – Joan Mitchell. Bluets is a good example on how art inspires more art, and on interconnectedness (which again verge at the literary term intertextuality) within a larger field of art, transgressing both genre and time. The work below is an explicit re-staging of…

two interesting notes on painting and a personal comment

a short follow up on Les Bluets these words on Mitchell Philip Hartigan: Painting is its own justification. Lydia Davis: I became willing to allow aspects of the painting to remain mysterious, and I became willing to allow aspects of other problems to remain unsolved as well, and it was this new tolerance for, and…

Les Bluets

Maggie Nelson’s  Bluets (Wave Books, 2009) is a fragmented love-story. It covers the narrator’s intense relationship with the color blue, her personal experiences of love & loss, philosophical investigations, natural phenomenon, art, etc. etc., all mixed together in a series of small fragments, told in a beautiful and sometimes very poetic language. To get an idea of…