Resting Lightly on the Earth

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Erik ReeL, 1259, acrylic on canvas

I recently re-read Raphael Rubinstein’s  Provisional Painting Part 2: To Rest Lightly on Earth, from the February 2012 issue of Art in America.  This is, I feel, one of the best things written about painting in this century, so far.

I like it for not only what Professor Rubinstein says, but also for how he says it.  Its style and approach to  writing seem particularly appropriate for the topics discussed. Even the title is pitch perfect.

It is also an extremely helpful read for anyone interested in my art.

It is for this reason that I include it in my bibliography page, even though it is not explicitly about my painting, it reads as if it is, more so than most of the writing that is explicitly about my painting. What Rubinstein says is certainly applicable to my current  painting praxis and philosophy.

I encourage everyone interested in my art to read it.

Note also that it is part two to an earlier article,  Provisional Painting, published in the May 2009 issue of Art in America. The earlier article is a very different, but no less important piece.

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