Monday, February 28, 2022

The straight dope.


Dear Studious,

Yes, I did quit my job, but it isn't over yet, and I am still trying to convince the people that color theory is mutable, consensual, and relative.  I have just now finally found an authority to say it right.  Here's the thing to know about color theory: right here, from a painter.  You may have read the others; continue to enjoy their poetry and ideals, eat them up like the cellophane packaged cookies they are, but know this, Amy Sillman is telling it like it is! 

Study this, if you need further proof of her expertise.

Amy Sillman, Unearth, 2003. Oil on canvas, 66 x 78 inches (167.6 x 198.1 cm)

If you need still more evidence, go to her website and watch her wonderful animated films!

Amy Sillman's 1997 oil painting Ocean 1.