Robert Motherwell: between life and death


Mexican Elegy
 from the book Three Poems

by Octavio Paz

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Litographs on chine appliqué in a book of 26 litographs

Printed by Bruce Porter, Trestle Editions Limited, New York

Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco

 

Place of apparition

on a piece of canvas

face to face:

idea made act.

Chi ama crede: 

the picture empty plural unique another

                                                                          full

breathes still equal to itself:

reconquered space.

 

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The mystery of painting

To me the mystery of painting today is how can appearance be made. I know it can be illustrated. I know it can be photographed. But how can this thing be made so that you catch the mystery of appearance within the mystery of the making?

FRANCIS BACON

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