Saturday, January 29, 2011

quote on painting from perception/observation

William Barnes:

“The most neutral arbitrary subject is always impregnated with the substance of the viewer. I think it’s a rather strange activity what we do, what Chardin, Vuillard, did. Basically we empathetically stare at our subject in space hoping to discover something as we play our instruments. Poetry often comes in through the window of no importance so maybe what’s basic is to forsake knowing and explaining and just stare.”

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