• These paragraphs subvert the message of my book when I recall Heidegger's dictum that Western Philosophy does not think

    One year ago - By Martin Mugar

    Chapter 1
    The cognitive structure of the eye and the road to pure color painting
    (An aside on the role of abstract thinking in seeing and art)
    Abstraction that is created by the power of the concept to shape and establish structure is visually exciting. When it becomes mechanical, it loses its élan. The concepts that we teach are not new to the world but they are new to the student and the freshness of discovery is part of the experience of drawing and painting. All the concepts that give us space and the objects in it are embedded in the visual apparatus of the eye and...
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