Puddle Jumpers

Enjoying life, off the hamster wheel

Abstract Art – Justified

Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue by Piet Mondrian
Oil on canvas, 1921

In my struggle to understand contemporary/modern art, this quote has given me some insight to the “why” of it. I’m also struggling to come to terms with what I see as the apparent elitism of the “Art World”, but I may explore that in another blog entry.

I like the way the following quote is written: Its language is accessible, it’s unpretentious, and it’s written in a passionate voice…

“Nothing as drastic an innovation as abstract art could have come into existence without a most profound, relentless, unquenchable need… The need is for felt experience – intense, immediate, direct, subtle, unified, warm, vivid, rhythmic.”

– Robert Motherwell, Theories on Modern Art

I hope you like this quote too, and if you previously had no interest in modern art, then perhaps you might be curious now; and if you previously did have an interest, then perhaps you’ll want to explore it deeper. There’s so much to learn!

Paddling a painted puddle


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This entry was posted on March 19, 2007 by in Main.

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