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January 31, 2015 § 8 Comments
Tagged: Richard Diebenkorn
Very valuable lesson before you begin your new work! Thanks for sharing.
Is this Diebenkorn’s own script?
I met the artist in 1968 at UCLA as part of an all-campus arts festival for students from across the UC system. He had been “assigned” to us for an hour or so and didn’t “know what to say” (his words) but he was a very nice fellow and we were happy just to lay eyes on him. His work was peerless already, at that date.
Clyde, I kind of doubt this is Diebenkorn’s own script. Thanks for your story.
I’ll try to remember when beginning a new painting!
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I am not following what “Don’t discover a subject-of any kind” means?
Please help my understanding…
Yes, it’s kind of enigmatic, like the one about Pollyanna. But I might venture a guess that he’s wary of finding himself thinking more about the “subject” (local color, precise drawing, details…) than the painting itself. If anybody has a clue what he means by “keep thinking about Pollyanna,” would love to hear it!
From the dictionary definition, Pollyanna is a person who is constantly or excessively optimistic. “Keep thinking about Pollyanna” means, I think, staying constantly optimistic about your work.
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