Yesterday's diptych was drawn with both panels next to one another. I went back and forth, from one panel to the other, observing both concurrently. I enjoyed sensing their reactivity, back and forth. It was like having a conversation. Perhaps the two panels not only represent two people, but also represent the visual conversation between them. Like a conversation, the two images occurred simultaneously.
I hope to get into the studio today and work on Untitled Diptych-04·15·2014, but I may not because today is Monday, the day I deal with all things practical. If I do get some time in the studio I will also begin to plan a new large painting of multiple heads, gridded like a graph. Yes, I am being attacked by the graphic. When I think of the art that hits hard, with compositional potency, I think of graphically well designed work. In my 04/26/2014 post I mentioned the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Brice Marden. All the work of Andy Warhol, and Picasso's Guernica, fits this bill of sale. So do many of the works of Wassily Kandinsky. BTW: Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat thought so much alike, in terms of their sense of graphic composition, that they made several comfortably composed paintings together.
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