March 10, 2012

precursor: robert ryman




series #13 (white) 2004








series #14 (white) 2004








series #23 (white) 2004








series #17 (white) 2003








session 2002








hansa 1993








initial 1989








classico #6 1968








untitled 1962








untitled 1959








untitled 1958








untitled 1962







robert ryman

"it’s similar to the meaning of listening to a symphony. you don’t know the meaning, and you can’t explain it to anyone else who didn’t hear it. the painting has to be seen. but there is no meaning outside of what it is."

"music is an abstract medium, and i thought painting should also just be what it’s about and not about other things- not about stories or symbolism. i don’t think of my painting as abstract because i don’t abstract from anything. i use real light, so there’s not an illusion of light. it’s a real experience. the lines are real. you see real shadow. the wall is involved with the painting."
robert ryman

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