Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Poussin Code

I think that I may have cracked the Poussin Code a little bit. It has nothing to do with the Fibonacci Sequence or anything like that. I think the secret begins in Poussin's clouds where you find both light and structure that is tangled with the landscape. In fact I think that the clouds are the light source in many of the paintings.

I have been totally obsessed with Poussin's clouds for a few years, such that I judge real clouds in the sky against the Poussin clouds in my memory. But now that I am painting clouds I can test some theories.

p.s. Kerry James Marshall lecture tonight! I will be there.

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