Temptation of Saint Anthony Abbot, Master of the Osservanza
Temptation of Saint Anthony Abbot, Master of the Osservanza

Walking along a dirt road how many pebbles would you pick up before you found a second to match the first?  Rock with a capital “R”, scattered in the road in the Osservanza painting is a repetition of rockness, a certain squiggle, hatch and shadow becomes shorthand for all rocks.  Their similarity suggests a return: a cycle through the full circle of variation which brings back a repetition. Symbol and similarity do better to contain infinity than diversity and the unique.

Osservanza | 2010 | Art and Artists | Tags: , | Comments (0)

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