lonehands:

Painting by Agnes Martin

“…but perspective studies are not really early instances of grids. Perspective was, after all, the science of the real, not the mode of withdrawal from it. Perspective was the demonstration of the way reality and its representation could be mapped onto one another, the way the painted image and its real-world referent did in fact relate to one another – the first being a form of knowledge about the second. Everything about the grid opposes that relationship, cuts it off from the very beginning. Unlike perspective, the grid does not map the space of a room or a landscape or a group of figures onto the surface of the painting. Indeed, if it maps anything, it maps the surface of the painting itself. It is a transfer in which nothing changes place. The physical qualities of the surface, we could say, are mapped onto the aesthetic dimensions of the same surface. And those two planes – the physical and the aesthetic – are demonstrated to be the same plane: coextensive, and through the abscissas and ordinates of the grid, coordinate.” - Rosalind Krauss

lonehands:

Painting by Agnes Martin

“…but perspective studies are not really early instances of grids. Perspective was, after all, the science of the real, not the mode of withdrawal from it. Perspective was the demonstration of the way reality and its representation could be mapped onto one another, the way the painted image and its real-world referent did in fact relate to one another – the first being a form of knowledge about the second. Everything about the grid opposes that relationship, cuts it off from the very beginning. Unlike perspective, the grid does not map the space of a room or a landscape or a group of figures onto the surface of the painting. Indeed, if it maps anything, it maps the surface of the painting itself. It is a transfer in which nothing changes place. The physical qualities of the surface, we could say, are mapped onto the aesthetic dimensions of the same surface. And those two planes – the physical and the aesthetic – are demonstrated to be the same plane: coextensive, and through the abscissas and ordinates of the grid, coordinate.” - Rosalind Krauss

gerardcarson:

5-8-14, gouache & pencil on paper, 2014.

gerardcarson:

5-8-14, gouache & pencil on paper, 2014.

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decadediary:

Blog Post: Out East « Photos by Decade Diary

aerbor:

Vincent Fournier; Space Project

aerbor:

Vincent Fournier; Space Project

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breathnaigh:

Lincoln High School, San Francisco, 1982.

breathnaigh:

Lincoln High School, San Francisco, 1982.

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cinoh:

Detail of jacket with design of lotuses, Japan, early 19th century
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (see full image)

cinoh:

Detail of jacket with design of lotuses, Japan, early 19th century

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (see full image)

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classickicksnyc:

Tony Alva 1977 by Glen E.Friedman

always

classickicksnyc:

Tony Alva 1977 by Glen E.Friedman

always

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likeafieldmouse:

Celia Euvaldo

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diafano:

"Metropole" - Guinevere Van Seenus for COS Fall 2014

diafano:

"Metropole" - Guinevere Van Seenus for COS Fall 2014

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newyorker:

Today’s daily cartoon by Benjamin Schwartz.

newyorker:

Today’s daily cartoon by Benjamin Schwartz.

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Elias Canetti: The Human Province (1973)Mikko Kuorinki

Elias Canetti: The Human Province (1973)
Mikko Kuorinki

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skullvisiter:

Generative Sketches (); Grid Studies by Refik Anadol, via Behance

skullvisiter:

Generative Sketches (); Grid Studies by Refik Anadol, via Behance

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