Painting as Poetry (Quote by Lewis Nobel)

Painting as Poetry (Quote by Lewis Nobel)

Painting as Poetry quote by Lewis Nobel

“I always equate the ambiguity in expressive painting with the language of poetry. It’s suggestive and often enigmatic rather than directly descriptive. Expressive work has to start somewhere, however a recognizable image isn’t necessarily the end goal. As long as you know what the idea behind the painting is, that should be enough. If you are communicating the movement, idea, and energy of a scene, it doesn’t matter if the viewer is 100% aware of the subject. The painting is about the energy you are communicating rather than a picture of the things that create the energy.”

by Lewis Nobel

(with close up details of landscape paintings by Polly Castor)









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