Comments on: All-overness: Polke and Richter http://abstractcritical.com/note/all-overness-polke-and-richter/ Abstract Critical is a not-for profit company aiming to establish a new critical context for all generations of artists involved with ambitious abstract art. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:23:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Robin Greenwood http://abstractcritical.com/note/all-overness-polke-and-richter/#comment-638593 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:52:42 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8257#comment-638593 The first two-thirds of this is good on Polke:
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117806/sigmar-polkes-alibis-reviewed-jed-perl

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By: Peter Stott http://abstractcritical.com/note/all-overness-polke-and-richter/#comment-633844 Sat, 21 Jun 2014 17:49:03 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8257#comment-633844 I wonder how many pseuds have used abstraction and the learned behaviour of ‘contemporary art’ to hide the fact that they have no talent whatsoever. Go to Turner Contemporary now. First go and see the children’s art and see that primary school children are now doing better art than half the London Degree Shows. Then go and see what Mondrian did before he arrived at abstraction. Every single painting a work of genius. Paintings to knock the spots off anyone alive in London today. Then go and cry into your beer and if you ever had any honour in the first place, just go on the piss, because for practically everyone else, That’s all you’re good for.

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By: Visio http://abstractcritical.com/note/all-overness-polke-and-richter/#comment-630074 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:48:42 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8257#comment-630074 “Landscape Into Art” by Kenneth Clark (1949) makes a comparison of Benjamin Williams Leader “February, Fill

Dyke”, 1881 and Camille Pissarro “Lower Norwood”, 1871. The author makes the point that one is pieced together

(the Leader) and the other presents an envelope of unified space (the Pissaro). Author says the Pissarro is

natural painting and the Leader is false naturalism. All-overness is an outgrowth of naturalism and

impressionism. Part of the attempt to paint a kind of experiential reality.

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By: Peter Stott http://abstractcritical.com/note/all-overness-polke-and-richter/#comment-628466 Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:05:03 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8257#comment-628466 Hahahahaha! Not quite, I don’t do cricket.:-). I’ll leave that up to you lot.

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By: Dan http://abstractcritical.com/note/all-overness-polke-and-richter/#comment-627559 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:29:00 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8257#comment-627559 you’re out

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By: Dan http://abstractcritical.com/note/all-overness-polke-and-richter/#comment-627557 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:28:13 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8257#comment-627557 Lbw

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By: Peter Stott http://abstractcritical.com/note/all-overness-polke-and-richter/#comment-627543 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:18:46 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8257#comment-627543 You mean I got you middle wicket?

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By: Robin Greenwood http://abstractcritical.com/note/all-overness-polke-and-richter/#comment-625693 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 18:59:59 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8257#comment-625693 My, you are well-read, Mr. Coombs. Is there anyone you could quote about why that boring, banal old tree painting is a masterpiece?

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By: Dan http://abstractcritical.com/note/all-overness-polke-and-richter/#comment-625290 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:33:21 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8257#comment-625290 “Henceforth I would have to cosent to combine two voices: the voice of banality (to say what everyone sees and knows) and the voice of singularity (to replenish such banality with all the élan of an emotion which belonged only to myself).”
― Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography

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By: Robin Greenwood http://abstractcritical.com/note/all-overness-polke-and-richter/#comment-625271 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:19:35 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8257#comment-625271 Maybe not, but a “Beuysian” banality is.

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