Friday, August 26, 2011

PICTOGRAPHIC ABSTRACTION/ 'On the Cliffs' by Eric Whollem/ A visual fugue of linear ideograms/ CONTEMPORARY ART

On the Cliffs
by Eric Whollem
mixed media on paper
9" x 6"
Copyright by the artist

A Visual Fugue

John Sebastian Bach made the fugue famous in music with his
'Die Kunst Der Fugue.'  My painting, 'On the Cliffs,' being a mixed
media work that overlays translucent resist of parafin and gouache
with black India ink ideograms is, in a sense, a two dimensional
approximation of the fugue, which is a muscial form involving
repetitive phrases in different voices.


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