Sunday, January 16, 2005 +

Homage to the Square

A Java applet after Josef Albers

Romano Guardini, “The Dissolution of the Modern World”:

There may be possibilities for fresh experience within the new nature. The tasks facing man might imply that the boundaries of his experience can be extended, that an immense universe of reality formerly unexperienced in its effects was now being open to man. The work confronting man might also imply that a kind of indirect experience was coming into the world, whereby that which had been only abstract thought was now being absorbed into the living experience of man. Note: The endeavor here involved may be an approach to an abstract art, insofar as abstract art is really “art” and not simply naked experimentation or distorted reproduction.