John elderfield is chief curator emeritus of painting and sculpture at the museum of modern art. The online edition of artforum international magazine. The plane. Grids feature in quite a number of exhibitions of abstract art currently on show. This is John Elderfield, ‘Grids’, Artforum, May More on. The grid in modern painting and algorithmic art. John Elderfield: “Grids,” Artforum 10 (May ), pp. Rosalind Krauss: “Grids,” October 9 (Summer .

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Drews new work has a powerful presence that draws viewers into a dialogue. Van Gennep,pp. It will be a long road I am sure. Unified drawing through the use of hybrid pictorial elements and grids james w. But if I analyze it further I find that it is the pleasure of arriving at a familiar place. Hugo ball was the author of herman hesse, his life and work and flight out of time, his edited diaries frompublished in german editions in Pdf seawater chemistry driven by supercontinent assembly.

Make a diamond grid! Note, however, that the grid does not inherit eldefrield mathematical properties of the mathematical image definition. There probably isnt in all of elderfueld history a more ekderfield and orderly progression of an artists developing ideas than mondrians. Grids are therefore with us and are a part of everything we do including painting and always have been.

I use it and it uses me…. In some works in Lines Crossed the grid is simply a tool for squaring up a drawing in preparation for its transfer to a larger surface. Gagosian is pleased to present a pair of major exhibitions, curated by john elderfield and peter galassi, devoted to images of artists studios, in paintings and in photographs.

Painters are always moved unconsciously by the beauty of lines and colours…their mutal relationships enchant, and are of more interest than what they might represent.


The online edition of artforum international magazine. I agree, the open-ended approach may be the more dangerous way to go one can really make a fool of oneself but it holds out the most promise!

Drawing and the line in literature and the visual arts eve.

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Joosten and john elderfield of the museum of modern art. Tom Moore, Beacon NY. I can see some pleasure in that, but a very limited pleasure, to narrow possibilities down in such a manner.

But the end is always present before the picture is even started; the artist knows what feeling they are working toward, because that knowledge is what enables their decisions along the way.

Grids were even more prevalent in The Indiscipline of Painting exhibition, shown at Tate St Ives and the Mead Gallery at the end of last year and the beginning of this.

By using the grid as a squaring tool, it allows me to elderrield on the relationship of each square thereby slowing me down. We would like to show you a description here but the site wont allow us. I want to arrive at the unknown. Our professor of painting is the eminent john elderfield, lured from the ivory tower of elderield museum of modern art in new york to present a master class in the delicate elderfiwld act of chronicling art history and bigticket curating.

As it happens I have a strong position on this, and have addressed it in several blog posts http: Two examples can illustrate the extent to which the grid functions as a default gridw. Laurie tylec email protected questions from members of the media may be directed to the department of communications at or email protected.

I know many people will testify to the intense pleasure they can get from Mondrian, or Judd. They are talking about Being or Mind or Spirit. Sam, I am glad that you have taken up this topic, because the grid is, as you suggest, too much of a default mode today. The use of a grid as an integral and overt element of an elderfielv is often referred to as a relatively modern practice.


Since Ludwig Boltzmann, however, this Aristotelean notion has lost its validity. This literature is far too extensive to be cited here.

It is the discrete version of the mathematical model, which makes the image representations finite, and makes the set of image representations enumerable if we also assume a similar discretization of the colour space.

You can leave out a line or two! Surely mathematics can be freeform, open, surprising and disrupted: Today, order is forced, authoritarian, militaristic. In the Gothic Arch by Jon, my favourite work in the display, the perspectival grid is fractured, its order simultaneously confirmed and denied to bewildering effect.

The Sense of Order, p. In what is still the most famous discussion of the use of grids in modern art Ggids Krauss denied the importance of a correspondence between the grid in modern painting and its use in pre-modernist art.

Some thoughts on Grids

The fact is, rectilinear, regularized compositions can be very satisfying. Minimal art drawings from the collection of the museum of modern art, new york exhibition catalogue. The sense of a satisfying end to a process of careful adjustment.

This is perhaps always the case. Davis leonardo, volume 5, number 1, winterpp. Note that for Gombrich the notion of “order” has a positive charge: Discretization is not an innocent operation. At the time, the artist martin puryear, who is known for large, delicate sculptures made of wood, had a retrospective ggrids moma, and grid day ms.