An investigation of some refined aspects of tension in painting

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Anne Katharine Salley (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Robert Partin

Abstract: In the midst of the creation of a painting, there sometimes cones a feeling that art is a contradictory affair, disordered, yet ordered; without direction, yet somehow directed; free-wheeling, yet responsible; at once personal and universal. Therefore, this paper, written by a painter, concerning painting, can do nothing else than reflect these contradictions. This paper will not be merely a description, dissecting the elements in the paintings. It will be an attempt to find and interpret the spirit of the paintings and to discover the sources for this personal and particular spirit.

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Language: English
Date: 1960

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