Comments on: Donald Judd and Colour http://abstractcritical.com/note/donald-judd-and-colour/ 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: Tania http://abstractcritical.com/note/donald-judd-and-colour/#comment-322212 Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:12:02 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7653#comment-322212 Just finished New Complexity essay – thought-provoking, v.good….wish I’d read it at art school in fact….yes, its complex that’s for sure (some of the points Judd makes are a bit tortuous!). Is the Specific Objects essay available to read via the internet?

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By: Katrina http://abstractcritical.com/note/donald-judd-and-colour/#comment-300634 Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:24:18 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7653#comment-300634 Sorry – New Complexity

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By: Katrina http://abstractcritical.com/note/donald-judd-and-colour/#comment-300632 Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:23:09 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7653#comment-300632 Have to disagree. Inspired by this post I just read New Complexities by Judd (ego aside – where he talks about all these issues and which the podcast only flimsily touches upon) which I found revolutionary and exciting especially with regard to colour and the hierarchy of concerns in abstract art – the same re space in the essay Specific Objects. It’s in the title – it’s complex not reductive – he is trying to address the fact that colour is not decoration, symbolic or a means to an end, and also certainly not something that can be stolen or learnt from elsewhere. Colour is there to be found for oneself, perhaps of oneself – it stands for itself. Don’t forget he got rid of the van der Weyden red and replaced it with his ‘own’ red! http://newcomplexity.com/post/3035630628/donald-judd

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By: Sam http://abstractcritical.com/note/donald-judd-and-colour/#comment-294013 Sat, 09 Nov 2013 10:57:48 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7653#comment-294013 On twitter Robin Greenwood wrote in relation to this exhibition: “I’m all for interdisciplinary inspiration, but maybe painting is the worst thing you could influence sculpture with?”

For me the limitation of Judd’s work is not that it draws on both disciplines, which can surely be fruitful (as Robin himself actively looks to Cezanne in his sculpture?). But that Judd draws on a reductive and essentialising concept of both (evident most obviously in what he took from Rogier van der Weyden) – Painting (with capital P) as flat, coloured thing; Sculpture (with capital S) as space occupying object.

Thoughts?

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By: Patrick Jones http://abstractcritical.com/note/donald-judd-and-colour/#comment-292936 Fri, 08 Nov 2013 13:06:06 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7653#comment-292936 Well done Sam for letting us know about this show.I would see this if I wasnt stuck in rainy Devon.I last saw his installation at his house on Prince Street in New York and liked his quiet and contempletive sculpture/ paintings

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