It was in 1947 that the idea of a conscious monochrome vision came to me. … …Pure, existential space was regularly winking at me, each time in a more impressive manner, and this sensation of total freedom attracted me so powerfully that I painted some monochrome surfaces just to ‘see’, to ‘see’ with my own eyes what existential sensibility granted me; absolute freedom! But each time I could neither imagine or think of the possibility of considering this as a painting, a picture, until the day when I said: Why not?
* Y. Klein, source of his artist quotes on art, his Blue, painting, & the Void: “Yves Klein, 1928 – 1962, Selected Writings”, ed. J & J, the Tate Gallery, London 1974, p. 15.
This weeks challenge is monochromatic
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3 months ago today
A fun and silly day today. Went and had lunch at The Beachcomber and then went down to the beach, Cahoon Hollow.
While Katherine and the girls body surfed I was shooting. A thin guy with long hair came over to me and asked about my telephoto lens. We chatted about that and the Cape (he had never been). Turned out he was Nash Kato, singer and guitarist of Urge Overkill who were playing the Beachcomber that night. They have just released a new CD, Rock & Roll Submarine and are on a short tour, had 2 days off and rather than spend it in a Boston hotel had gotten booked at the Beachcomber so they could sun and sand and play.
Nash is the one standing…
Later we went to Duck Pond again…
My foot with tadpole
Back to the house to shower and change, dinner at a fine local establishment, mini-golf, then dropped the girls back at the house and Katherine and I went to the ‘coma (Beachcomber for those not from Massachusetts) to see Urge Overkill play. Grabbed a few beers, a t-shirt and the CD and home again.
taken with my iPhone