Color Field Painting

Famous quotes containing the words color, field and/or painting:

    All our Concord waters have two colors at least; one when viewed at a distance, and another, more proper, close at hand.... Walden is blue at one time and green at another, even from the same point of view. Lying between the earth and the heavens, it partakes of the color of both.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    the whole field is a
    white desire, empty, a single stem;
    a cluster, flower by flower,
    a pious wish to whiteness gone over—
    or nothing.
    William Carlos Williams (1883–1963)

    I don’t know but a book in a man’s brain is better off than a book bound in calf—at any rate it is safer from criticism. And taking a book off the brain, is akin to the ticklish & dangerous business of taking an old painting off a panel—you have to scrape off the whole brain in order to get at it with due safety—& even then, the painting may not be worth the trouble.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)