Monday, December 13, 2010
I was away in NYC this weekend. We left immediately following Saturday's post and I had stored up an extra for Sunday. The weekend was spent visiting galleries and my favorite paintings at the Met.
On the bus ride home I realized how similar the Inness, Gifford and even the scrolls from the Khubilai Khan show were. The real peace and the way you travel through these gorgeous pieces is through the "negative" spaces. For example it was the quiet white in the scroll, the big masses of violet shadow in the Gifford or the quiet, strokeless masses in the Inness where your eye moves and your heart thumps. Hmmmmmmm.