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Thank you for this egg! Ever since I was very young and looked at those Franz Kline large paintings, I intrinsically KNEW they weren't just made as freehand gestures, they were always too controlled and determined. I didn't know he had an overhead projector but as soon as you said it, it made total total sense. Endless possibilities for composition this way and you can edit out all the ones that don't work and work out the best to a large scale yet still retain that freshness, but put down with absolute certainty. That's the piece that was always missing for me about his work, so thanks! Cheers!
Our attitudes toward scale are a legacy of Abstract Expressionism, maybe even more than attitudes toward spontaneity. It's worth thinking about scale and spontaneity in the light of Kline's use of the opaque projector. Also, it's interesting to remember that using a tool like a projector was considered cheating in those days (and on into the early days of photorealism) by some people. To artists, though, tools are tools. Thanks for the comment. Kathan Brown
Dear Kathan Brown,
I liked the image on the right (your left) when I saw it at the Paul Thiebaud Gallery recently that I framed a copy of it for my home. Your 3-minute egg made it even more valuable to me. Thank you.
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