Thursday, 19 November 2015

John Renshaw page updated

In discussing the paintings of Morandi, Robert Irwin made the following observations:

1. Concerning the ’interpretation between figure and ground’

’In Morandi they were never really separate. in fact, even with the figurative elements there were cases where his ground actually got in front of the figures or in many cases couched them so intimately that there was no separating the two. Physically he carved a space for each one of these elements where the amount of space left by the so-called ground was exactly that which the object occupied, so that it was as if the air had taken on substance…..’

continued on John's page

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