“I never really separated painting and literature.”

Claire Daigle writes: In 1959 Twombly executed some of the most spare works of his career, among them the 24 drawings that comprise Poems to the Sea, done on the coast of Italy. What order of poems, punctuated with numerals and question marks, are these? The sea is reduced to horizon line and word, scribblings and…

maximum meaning in the simplest possible form

 Anne Truitt: I have never allowed myself, in my own hearing, to be called a minimalist. Because minimal art is characterized by nonreferentiality. And that’s not what I am characterized by. [My work] is totally referential. I’ve struggled all my life to get maximum meaning in the simplest possible form. Anne Truitt: Heading South, 1988 , Acrylic…

a too-conscious searching of your soul …

Anni Albers, 1964 If you have read my latest post you might also, like me, enjoy this excerpt from an 45 years old interview with Anni Albers (1968, July 5): ANNI ALBERS: Well, I find that Pop art or Dada have tried to get away from this fine art barrier in a very healthy way,…

waiting for a new Pope?

The PhotoBook just posted this fine presentation of the Italian photographer Mario Giacomelli (1925 – 2000) MARIO GIACOMELLI from the series: IO NON HO MANI CHE MI ACCAREZZINO IL VOLTO Giacomelli was a self-taught photographer known for his bold compositions capturing life and land in southern Italy. He used innovative perspective and exposure techniques to frame landscapes and small…