Images (section 88)

Steinberg, p. 225
“I am alone with this thing, and it is up to me
to evaluate it in the absence of available
standards. The value which I shall put on
this painting tests my personal courage.”
Jasper Johns
the nature of representation
the question of perception
the inquisitive look
rather than the complacent eye
I like to repeat an image in another medium to observe
the play between the two: the image and the medium.
In a sense, one does the same thing two ways and can
observe differences and samenesses - the stress the
image takes in different media."
--Jasper Johns, 1979
Jasper Johns, Flag, 1954-55
Encaustic, oil, and collage on fabric mounted on plywood
42 x 61”
Target, 1957, encaustic, oil, collage
Target with Four Faces, 1955
Encaustic and collage on canvas with plaster casts
29 3/4 x 26 x 3 3/4 in
Franz Kline, Untitled, 1953,
o/c, 79 x 51”
Paul Cézanne
Still Life with basket of apples