A few thoughts on art-making, creativity, and whatever else comes to mind.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Wisdom from the Master
It's no secret that I love Gerhard Richter. Today I was in the city (Chicago) on a field trip with some of my kids and I was in the Richter room of the new(ish) Modern Wing of the Art Institute when I remembered one of my favorite things that he wrote from The Daily Practice of Painting.
“To talk about paintings is not only difficult but perhaps pointless too. You can only express in words what words are capable of expressing-- what language can communicate. Painting has nothing to do with that.”