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Modernism Is A Working Attitude: Walter Darby Bannard at artcritical

Post #1783 • October 26, 2016, 9:01 AM • 1 Comment


Walter Darby Bannard, Prodigal Sun (15-23A), 2015, acrylic on canvas, 49 1/1 x 55 inches

My tribute to Darby for artcritical. You won't pick up on this from the piece—by design—but I intended it partly to rectify the utterly mangled understanding of modernist abstraction I've encountered over the years, discussed, for example, here and here. Jenny Greenberg told me that Clement always insisted, quoting Shakespeare, that truth will out. May it be so.



John Link

October 31, 2016, 1:32 PM

Shakespeare was overly optimistic. As A. N. Whitehead once said, even God forgets. I suggest to whomever is interested in Darby's reputation, that it is important to work on that starting now. It won't happen by itself.



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