Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Sheep Hill Entrance

A 9x12 oil on mdf panel.  It was snowing when I did this painting last week, which is why I made it.

Just finished a book called Real Presences by George Steiner.  He writes, "Mimesis is repossession."

And "What matters is Van Gogh's almost raging insistence that the placing of the pigment, of 'the yellow that is somehow inside the shadow of the blue', is, in the severest observance of the term, a metaphysical act, an encounter with the opaque and precedent authority of essence."

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