Friday, July 23, 2010

Quote of the Day, July 24, 2010

I'm making this for tomorrow since it's already so late in the day. I have been reading Joseph Marioni's paper on the Specific Performance of Robert Ryman and he has pointed out something that I think every modern painter would also feel.

"The practice of modern painting implies a development of the form. Let me also make it clear that this does not mean there is a quest for an absolute or an end game to its pursuit; the development of modern painting is for clarity and full disclosure of the form itself."

You can read the entire paper of Marioni's from Paul Rodger's gallery's website at, there you can find it under the writings section. Be sure to check out his site too, as he show's some amazing artists.


  1. Thanks, Jeffrey. Great quote from a great painter.

  2. thank you for this. I knew Joe Marioni when I was in school many years ago and was just thinking about him yesterday. thank you for me to the source. and for your site.

  3. forgive me if you receive this twice - but to thank you for posting this.
    have reblogged, with attribution at

  4. Thank you for posting the link to the full lecture as well.


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