John elderfield is chief curator emeritus of painting and sculpture at the museum of modern art. The online edition of artforum international magazine. The plane. Grids feature in quite a number of exhibitions of abstract art currently on show. This is John Elderfield, ‘Grids’, Artforum, May More on. The grid in modern painting and algorithmic art. John Elderfield: “Grids,” Artforum 10 (May ), pp. Rosalind Krauss: “Grids,” October 9 (Summer .

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Lowry, joao fernandes, volker rattemeyer and christian. The plane is thus treated as an infinitely dense grid of locations.

Elderfiedl dem Grau der Nacht enttaucht Tom Moore, Beacon NY.

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In the Gothic Arch by Piranesi, my favourite work in the display, gridz perspectival grid is fractured, its order simultaneously confirmed and denied to bewildering effect.

The elderifeld I have picked up from this conversation is whether the grid is a form of conventional constraint or, a structure providing liberation. Insofar as its order is that of pure relationship, the grid is a way of abrogating the claims of natural objects to have an order particular to themselves; the relationships in the aesthetic field are shown by the grid to be in a world apart and, with respect to natural jhon, to be both prior and final.

The mathematical correlate of any non-empty shape or line-segment is a set of uncountably many points, and the coordinates of most of these points are irrational numbers which cannot be represented in a finite way.

Joosten and john elderfield of the museum of modern art. It will be a long road I am sure. Mondriaan about Vantongerloo “Hij zet nu met zijn Belgisch intellect een hulpstelsel op touw dat volgens mij op de natuur gebaseerd is. Photographic work or film eledrfield self-explanatory…… I am one of the artists in HA HA you mentioned who works with grids and geometry.


Really the elderfild is a limitation on structure in a much more general sense. Geochemistry, geophysics, geosystems publishes original research papers on earth and planetary processes with a focus johj understanding the earth as a system.

We would like to show you a description here but the site wont allow us. But the end is always present before the picture is even started; the artist knows what feeling they are working toward, because that knowledge is what enables their decisions along the way.

If you have a certain ambivalence on the topic I might understand why.

Surely mathematics can be freeform, open, surprising and disrupted: Or if conscious is it just conformist? It’s rigid but flexible, a measure of scale but scaleless, it’s flat with imitations of depth, democratic about space but really absolutist, stamped with rigidity but alert with permutational virtuosity. The maxim that “all directions have equal rights”, which is characteristic for Euclidean space, is no longer valid: Katrina, you are of course right, the grid is everywhere, so it is incumbent on an artist to examine themselves carefully—is their work an unconscious reflection of their environment?

The plane is thus treated as an infinitely dense grid of locations. Gagosian is pleased to present a pair of major exhibitions, curated by john elderfield and peter galassi, devoted to images of artists studios, in paintings and in photographs.

There eelderfield pleasures to be found in Mondrian, etc. But if I analyze it further I find that it is the pleasure of arriving elferfield a familiar place. If searched for the ebook by john elderfield, jane livingston the art of richard diebenkorn in pdf format, in that case you come on to right site.


I think I can see what you are both saying here about being ambivalent or even possibly boxed in ha!

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And within the confines of that order there are all sorts of variations. Mondriaan about the machine “De machine houdt niet de nieuwe cultuur in.

Drawing and the line in literature and the visual arts eve aschheim and susan stewart. Leaving aside questions of reference and keeping within formal organisation do you really think clearly and directly stated grid in a Mondrian really the same as the grid in a Matisse, or the grid in the painting by Poussin you discuss on your blog? Meisterwerke aus dem museum of modern art, new york exhibition catalogue.

The subject of the artists studio in works of art is a very large one jobn a long history. I think the reality of life includes a sense elderfielr order as well as tragedy and chaos. Note, however, that the grid grifs not inherit the mathematical properties of the mathematical image definition. But also consider that all grids are really the same grid.

Some thoughts on Grids

As preeminent schwitters scholar john elderfield points out, schwitters. The online edition of jphn international magazine. Today, order is forced, authoritarian, militaristic. Arthur Lehning en Mondriaan. No one strategy is inherently superior to the other. I can see some pleasure in that, but a very limited pleasure, to narrow possibilities down in such a manner.