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30" x 36"
oil on canvas

This is a bit of commentary on minimalist art. It may be a bit hard to make out (image is so small) but that is a piece of red yarn taped to a wall with a matted frame hung in front of it. I enjoyed using highly representational painting techniques to reveal a soulless piece of work.

Comments (4)


Good yarn, John. I appreciate succinct artistry, where the viewer is challenged to draw from themselves and explore themselves thereby, but there are limits, as your Exposé on a Catenary deftly implies. As the artistic content tends to zero, the recipient's burden increases as its reciprocal, and the journey becomes so unguided as to lack all value. Very nice.


Tom Wolf has a lot to say about "intellectual art" in his book, "The Painted Word". I highly recommend reading this one, purely on the basis of how sharp the writing is and how funny it is.


Hmmm....looks 'too busy' to me. Now if you got rid of that string thingy....hee hee.


I like it.

It would also look cool if you did one with a longer rectangular frame & all that was visible was the hanger wire (& maybe a wall hook or a nail).


John Cox is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator for hire. For information about purchasing existing work or commissioning new work, contact him by e-mail at john555cox [at] hotmail.com.

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