Monday, May 24, 2010
WK, barns, structure, chaos
In the lecture some one asked WK why he painted barns. He answered by explaining that "Barns are simple, imposing structures with a history-like a Greek temple. They also have great verticals." (that is something WK likes about Vermont-all the verticals, which is the opposite of the usual landscape.)
I do find something he said perplexing. He talked a lot about his desire to find chaos and paint that. I would say barns are the opposite of chaos. So structured. I am a little confused. Can anyone explain? I wish I had painted one before so that I could have had that question in my head.