My act of painting is currently simplified. I am simply seeking light. Yes, there are always subliminal problems: composition, form, and color. In my post today each of these is subordinated to my quest to make light my subject matter.
Yesterday's drawing is me realizing light requires form to be most potent. In my previous post I reproduced a painting by Mark Rothko. It illustrates light comes in flat packages too. My argument here is the perception of light is primarily based upon the perception of form, but not entirely (Rothko proves simple value contrast can succeed if color is chosen well for its atmospheric effect). Today I reproduce a painting by J.M.W. Turner. This painting is both flat and represents forms. Three-dimensional space is perceived; that perception is due to our knowledge of how light illuminates form.
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