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Coloured Maple Leaf Art #8
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... old masters are profoundly abstract but modern art is explicitly abstract.
Picasso is always a lesson about reading the past. The lesson is that some visual traditions run out and become impossible but some remain powerful and modern art isolates and emphasises them.
The word for what a painting essentially is, as opposed to what is depicted, is "pictorial," and it's the pictorial realm that Picasso is the king of, not the sex realm or free-thinking law breaker realm.
one line at a time,
touching or not,
crossing or not,
connected or not.
|An open line|
|A line with one end touching itself|
|A line crossing itself|
|A closed line, connecting on its ends|
|Two closed lines, side by side|
|Two closed lines, touching|
|Two closed lines crossing each other|
|One closed line with a second line touch the first on both ends|
|Two closed lines, one inside the other|
|One closed line with a second line touching the first on one end|
|One closed line with a second line touching the first on one end and crossing it multiple times|
|Two open lines crossing each other multiple times|
|Four open lines touching and crossing one another|
|Many open lines, unconnected, floating in parallel|
|Many lines, connected|
|A space is not pictorial
|Growing is to
forming new areas
|Dividing is to
carving new areas
within existing areas.
|Joining is to
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