Pearls from artists* # 552March 29, 2023
*an ongoing series of quotations – mostly from artists, to artists – that offers wisdom, inspiration, and advice for the sometimes lonely road we are on.
There is a sense in which any art that succeeds is like all other art that succeeds – at least if we believe that beauty, in its manifold forms, is ultimately one and the same thing. All enduring works of art are both coherent and complex, with forces and counterforces somehow united in a whole that’s more than the sum of its parts.
Between Abstraction and Representation by Jed Perl in The New York Review of Books, November 24, 2022
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