Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Using Words In Paintings

If you're like me, you didn't realize just how pervasive the use of words, letters, numbers, and language was in art, all though the years. What started out as a simple query on the Web has turned into an avalanche of results. Some form of calligraphy, calligraphic gesture or writing can be found in almost every genre. I'm especially drawn to works like this, which sparks me to search for even more artists which I then list (links) in the right hand column.

This work by Brian Gysin, is from the Nov. 28, 07 post on a new Blog I found called Gramatologia.

You'll have a hard time tracking down a comprehensive site about him, but there are two more great examples of his abstract calligraphy Here.


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