"It is a time of tons of verbiage, activity, and consumption.... But I do know that many who are driven to this life are desperately searching for those pockets of silence where they can root and grow. We must all hope that they find them."
Mark Rothko, 1969
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."