Thursday, January 11, 2018

Negative Capability

A Brooklyn painting from the "late day" series.  The grid is more apparent in this one.  Though it has a couple vehicles and two "figures" not including the dog, it's also quite abstract at the same time.  A 9x12 oil on panel.

In my reading about John Keats, I've encountered his "negative capability."  It sounds like something one wouldn't want to admit to, but it's quite positive, a term meaning a sympathetic openness to the world based on particulars and concreteness.  It's appealing to this painter.

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