“How you look at a painting physically is very important. A good way to approach a painting is to look at it from a distance roughly equivalent to its height, then double that distance, then go back and look at it in detail whwere you can begin to answer the questions you ’ve posed at each of these various viewing distances. If you go through a museum and you look at a lot of paintings in that way, it’s a like a little dance; it’s almost a ritual of involvement. If you look very carefully from each of these different distances, you create a space that derives from the painting itself as a physical object and a visual field."
– Brice Marden, Cold Mountain
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