Posts Tagged ‘Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres’

Love and Death

Friday, December 14th, 1990

The prayers were long, thin strips of paper or canvas, newsprint, photographs, or tinsel, embell­ished with draw­ings, paint, cut‑outs, dried roses, gold leaf, buttons, beads. Some were abstract; some had words; others had musical nota­tions written on them. One prayer was made from a piece of old, paint‑splattered blue jeans, with a peace symbol and love beads.

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More Than Drawing

Thursday, March 1st, 1984

Draw­ings as a picture making, story telling, dream machine. Draw­ings that dance, stretch, yearn, arch, and glide across the page. The plea­sures of looking emerge here not from what is observed but from how it is rendered; not the image but the arti­fice.

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Ingres 1780 – 1980

Monday, December 1st, 1980

For a twen­tieth-century audi­ence brought up on abstrac­tion, INGRES’s great­ness, his fasci­na­tion, lies in the abstract qual­i­ties of his line, its rest­less, obses­sive move­ment across the page. Ingres’ line has power, grace, life; it’s bril­liant, dramatic, neurotic, even perverse. He told his students, “Drawing is every­thing; it is all of Art.”

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