Saturday, April 30, 2005

Pure a word that appears a few times in Gerry Gilmore's review of Parallel Worlds: The Science of Alternative Universes and Our Future in the Cosmos by Michio Kaku. (Thanks, T)

I wonder if Gilmore, a professor of experimental philosophy, expected the reader, after slamming into his use of "pure thought", to happily accept his take on the term "pure" in the following paragraph as if it were a perfectly deployed airbag. Last night I hit that "pure thought" hard and I didn't walk away from it.

Pure. Flood Improvisation by Vasilii Kandinskii is an example of what he calls pure painting, " . . . a mingling of color and form each with its separate existence, but each blended into a common life which is called a picture by the force of the inner need [necessity -- A.B.]." These words and paintings are expanding the portable universes I've been carrying around, heightening the preoccupation.

1 comment:

GM said...

Flood Improvisation is one of the most beautiful abstract paintings I've ever seen. Thanks for posting this. As the image loaded in my web browser, it scrolled down as though a screen pulling away to reveal the image. It was breath-taking. Something you can almost never say about things you've found on the internet.