14 July 2016

The purpose of technique

Quote of the day:

Giorgio de Chirico: “The purpose of perfecting technique is not for getting closer to the representation of the object, but, to the contrary, to detach it as far as possible, to make of it—its own object—a thing unto itself.”

Found, along with the etching below, in an article about Morandi and Bonnard, which calls Bonnard's paintings "patchwork quilts"!

1 comment:

Heather Dubreuil said...

Thank you for sharing this article about Morandi and Bonnard, Margaret. I'm looking forward to seeing the Bonnard show in Quebec City, opening early October.