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The essence of an object (2): The thing-ness of a thing

September 16, 2013

Above: Henri Matisse “Branch of a Judas Tree”, 1942, charcoal on paper, 25.2×39.4cm     Writing in 1947 about some fig leaves┬áthat he was drawing, Matisse described how he was searching for the qualities that made them “almost unmistakably fig leaves”.┬áHe did not want to record exact copies of particular leaves, complete with their idiosyncratic […]

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