Saturday, December 18, 2010

Another pocket sketch

A quick copy of an old master hand study.  I'm reading "Writings on Art" by Mark Rothko.  In 1934 he wrote:  "The return to the past comes about regularly even in the conscious life.  Jesus told men to become as little children.  The renaissance went back to antiquity for the purpose of going forwards....  Without such retrogressions no great progressions are possible, and no fresh creation, however clearly imagined, has any prospect of a future unless it has borrowed from the past.  For it is wrecked on a law of spiritual life."

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