28 November 2009


Philip Guston loved Uccello as I do. It brought me closer to Guston when I learned this fact. The Battle of Romano is one of the reasons I like going to London. It has fascinated me since I was a child. Apparently it has a hold over many. A guardian at the National Gallery told me once that people of all sorts come to sit for an hour at a time in front it.

This Guston also fascinates me. It possesses, in its most strange way, the same love for a pictorial unity as Uccello, the same delicate use of bright color. I only wish I had a better version of the Uccello. In the original its "floor" is an insane pink which hardly shows here.

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