Monday, December 28, 2009

"Five Movements"(for Morton Feldman), 2001, oil/wood, 28"-23".
Part of the "Talmudic Abstraction" series, this painting is dedicated to minimalist composer Morton Feldman. Feldman wanted to compose musical pieces as if they were like Rothko's monolithic paintings. He wanted to eliminate separate movements and concentrate on the gradual development of subtle patterns. My piece for him has movements or surrounding "commentaries" like the Talmud. If Morton Feldman's wish was to become the "Jewish Shubert" then this painting has more in common with him because of its Talmud format. Link to the Feldman website (Art Links): http://www.cnvill.net/mfalinks.htm .

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