- Areas of color—that is all that is there, whether the picture is representational or non-objective.
- The areas of color occur on a flat surface.
- Relationships ensue among the light, line, color, and space and things happen.
- Sense registration leads to the discovery of plastic qualities. We recognize—know anew what we have known previously—three dimensionality, for instance, the volume-ness of color units that are actually two dimensional. We transfer this knowing onto the color areas.
- We also transfer recognition of what the subject was (the illustrative aspect) from our lives and the category of things: figure, lemon, table, sky. Neither the plastic nor the illustrative transferred values are of a strictly personal nature.
- Expressive transferred values are personal. These stem from our own background experience and thus endow the plastic and illustrative transferred values with precise significance.
- Transferred values occur according to each person’s makeup, with imagination being the star performer.
|Still, Winterthur, 1990.0028|