Aim for the Big Look

Art by Christian Rohlfs

Art by Christian Rohlfs

Aim for the Big Look:

  • tough
  • brutal
  • uncompromising articulation of imagery & idea
  • extremes of technique, like most sensitive line ever, or thickest body of paint.

The need must find the idea & method.

These notes are from “Notes for a Young Painter”, by Hiram Williams, Prentice-Hall, 1963.

Read more notes online from Hiram Williams.

 

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The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one’s obsessions, is what distinguishes artists from entertainers, and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all.

— John

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