The Triumph of Painting, according to Saatchi
- selma 4-13-2005 8:57 pm

"Last month, 500 leading art world figures named Marcel Duchamp's Fountain the most influential piece of modern art ever made. This was not a good day for painting."
- selma 4-13-2005 9:02 pm [add a comment]

The diverse styles of older living painters such as David Hockney, Gerhard Richter, Robert Rauschenberg and Alex Katz stand testament to painting's constant search for innovation during a period when it was still felt to be under threat. The younger generation, freer of such worries, are producing myriad solutions to the problem. One critic has even described it as a new age of "mannerism": as in the 16th century, painters are thinking of every way they can to distort and subvert the rules of representation that went before.

Im kind of enjoying this mass siege of the easel. i think its a trap or decoy movement and working to draw in the truly directionless.

still, i make exceptions. more.
- bill 4-13-2005 9:54 pm [add a comment]

Maybe painting's purpose on this earth is to make people write crazy cool stuff like that Dike Blair review. Its possible that I like reading about paintings more than I like paintings.
- sally mckay 4-18-2005 5:26 pm [add a comment]

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