Chance and Instability of Representation

Spatters of ink, instability of representation, effects of chance, art of the random and accidental or unconscious effects on the edge of incoherence and formlessness

Spatters of ink, instability of representation, effects of chance, “art of the random and accidental or unconscious effects on the edge of incoherence and formlessness”*. LEFT: Hsu Wei, Flower and Fruit (late Ming, mid 16th century), hanging scroll, ink. RIGHT: Jackson Pollock, Number 8 (1949), oil, enamel, and aluminum paint on canvas.


Page 349: ‘Cultural Spaces and the Problem of a Visual Modernity in the Cities of Late Ming Chiang-nan’, Richard Vinograd

 

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