Thursday, November 15, 2012
A street view in Brooklyn, Underhill towards Dean. 11x14 oil.
Another variation on feeling and judgement, this time from the Introduction to the book, Georges Seurat: Drawings by Erich Franz and Bernd Growe: "Most of us tend to think of the world as a conglomeration of separate things that we understand by attaching names to them; with Seurat this accumulation of discrete entities merged into a continuum of the visible. In Seurat's drawings we experience things that we had conceived as irreconcilable opposites merged and manifested as compelling synthesis--rational judgement combined with emotional immediacy, and ideal generalization with unique and transient individuality. They show us that these opposites can enter a visual unity without being reduced to a mere gray twilight of compromise."
Those words summarize what I want to accomplish visually.