Anti-Paintings

October 31, 2008 § Leave a comment

If a painter refuses to paint, is he still a painter? If an artist says that a painting isn’t a painting, what is it? What does it take to make a painting not a painting?

These are the somewhat esoteric questions posed by a new exhibit opening Sunday a the Museum of Modern Art, “Joan Miró: Painting and Anti-Painting 1927-1937.” Miró worked furiously during this decade and the exhibit highlights 12 series created as “anti-paintings,” a way for the artist to rebel against the traditional confines of painting.

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