The wonderful thing about art is that there is something for everyone, and even more wonderful that we are able to like so many things that might be seemingly wildly contradictory. For example, I’m very fond of the work of John Singer Sargent – worldly, highly psychological and oftentimes rather dark; while simultaneously deriving enormous pleasure from these paintings by William Scott which are exquisitely simple. It’s a joy to see the shapes and colour play with one another and I find myself improvising ever- changing rhythmic melodies as I look at them. Don’t be fooled by this simplicity, however. Ask any artist and they will tell you this quality is one of the hardest things to achieve.
Black, Orange and White Composition by William Scott
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