Allusiveness of Content

 

I’ve been looking recently at this old Arts Council of Great Britain publication: Howard Hodgkin, Forty-Five paintings 1949 – 1975 and this one quote by Norbert Lynton, more than anything, really struck a note.

 

Book cover to an Art Council of Great Britain exhibition of Howard Hodgkin's early paintings

Book cover to an Arts Council of Great Britain exhibition of Howard Hodgkin's early paintings

 

“For all its apparent clarity i do not begin to understand what is represented in Japanese Screen but…the joint effect of pattern, colour, composition and this allusiveness of content is extraordinarily rich and sustaining…”  (Norbert Lynton on the work of Howard Hodgkin, originally published in Art International, April 1964, p.73)

2 thoughts on “Allusiveness of Content

  1. It may be too late you may not want to do it but how about lightening the exposure on this one. I think people would like to see it – could be it’s my monitor.

  2. Hi Carla, thank you for your suggestion. I have taken your advice and lightened the exposure and added a wee caption. All the best TG.

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