Alec Nevala-Lee

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Mark Rothko

My quarrel with the term “Action Painting” is that it gave rise to the erroneous idea that the painter, now being “free,” could do “anything he liked.” But it is not at all true that the more one is free, the more things one has to choose from. Actually, it is the academician who has the alternatives. Freedom is best understood by someone like Rothko, who was free to do only one thing—to make a Rothko—and did so over and over again.

Morton Feldman, Give My Regards to Eighth Street

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August 12, 2016 at 7:30 am

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  1. Thanks for the follow

    On Fri, Aug 12, 2016 at 8:32 AM, Alec Nevala-Lee wrote:

    > nevalalee posted: ” My quarrel with the term “Action Painting” is that it > gave rise to the erroneous idea that the painter, now being “free,” could > do “anything he liked.” But it is not at all true that the more one is > free, the more things one has to choose from. Actually” >

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    August 12, 2016 at 7:35 am


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