Re: Malevich's Black Square
i think it was robert motherwell or some member of the new york school who said something along the lines that painters can't write so they paint, much the same way a musician plays music instead of paints. i think the essence of painting gets lost in translation to words. just as it would in reverse. each medium is different in the ways it communicates. Picasso asked someone if they found meaning in the singing of a song bird. in my own work i hope to attract and hold the attention of any one regardless of their previous knowledge. rothko was very concerned of the interaction of the painting and the viewer. no matter what the painting offers, the viewers brings some too. in the case of malevich i would have to say he succeeded in stirring thought, as here we are almost a 100 years later bringing up his name just because of a little black square.