Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Midweek Meditation

"Do something, do something to that, and then do something to that."   
             Jasper Johns, American contemporary artist, born May 15, 1930.

Flag, encaustic over a collage, 1954-55.
"In the place where I was a child, there were no artists and there was no art, so I really didn't know what that meant. I think I thought it meant that I would be in a situation different than the one that I was in."

Detail of Flag (1954-55). This image illustrates Johns' early technique of painting with thick, dripping encaustic over a collage made from found materials such as newspaper.
"I have no ideas about what the paintings imply about the world. I don't think that's a painter's business. He just paints paintings without a conscious reason."

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