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…