Monday, January 11, 2016

The neighbours' house


The neighbours' house, oil on card, 11.5 x 14 cm

Painted looking down from my window.

There is a great deal to be said for consciously limiting one's aesthetic resources. This forces oneself to exploit those one has to their maximum.

Gombrich, ever a source of wisdom, writes about the perils of excessive wealth on art when describing the art of Rococo France, contrasting it disfavourably with that of the more austere Dutch 16th century.


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