The Picture in Question: Mark Tansey and the Ends of Representation

By Mark C. Taylor

A wealthy exploration of the chances of illustration after Modernism, Mark Taylor's new examine charts the good judgment and continuity of Mark Tansey's portray through contemplating the philosophical rules at the back of Tansey's artwork. Taylor examines how Tansey makes use of structuralist and poststructuralist inspiration in addition to disaster, chaos, and complexity concept to create work that please the attention whereas upsetting the brain. Taylor's transparent money owed of thinkers starting from Plato, Kant, and Hegel to Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, and de guy can be a useful contribution to scholars and academics of art.

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Les toiles—sails and canvases. A stylus is, inter alia, a pen, a paintbrush, even an umbrella. This umbrella, which Nietzsche forgets, is what spurs Derrida to put in writing Eperons and conjures up Tansey to color Mont Sainte-Victoire. 26 The bricoleur's daughter performs on the boundary of the higher Platonic and decrease labyrinthian global of webs and nets. Tansey summarizes the horizon dividing the portray: "Above the desk I see the area of Plato's cave and under it the ambiguous attributes—the spurs, webs, and fabrics—of Derrida's Spurs. Plato's instruments are above and Derrida's guns are less than" {AS 29). Bridging the worlds of Plato and Derrida, the younger woman creates shadowy photos by way of casting a mild on cans of paintbrushes that glance suspiciously like a Jasper Johns sculpture. because the artist's studio turns into a cave, tradition is reworked into nature—or a minimum of just like it. Following the shadows from correct to left, silhouettes of paintbrushes steadily turn into vegetation and finally bushes, which start to bend in a fashion akin to Cezanne's Bathers. on the a long way fringe of the portray, close to the again of the cave, stands a consultant of the avant-garde observing via his binoculars towards the (artificial) gentle. alongside this border, The Bricoleur's Daughter reaches its restrict and folds into Mont SainteVictoire. one in all Tansey's such a lot outstanding work, Mont SainteVictoire summarizes what he realized from Derrida's critique of structuralism and indicates what he finally involves regard because the shortcomings of deconstruction. He builds this portray round an appropriation and refiguration of 2 of Cezanne's most famed works: Monte Sainte-Victoire (1904— 6) and The Bathers (1898-1905). In traditionally terrific tones of reddish orange, Tansey depicts a gaggle of guys in a variety of states of undress lounging at the shore or wading within the water of a lake. a far off mountain, which provides the portray its identify, is completely reflected within the crystal transparent water. although no longer instantly seen, Tansey's curiosity in Cezanne is greater than creative. As i've got famous, Derrida borrows the tide of the reality in portray from a letter written by means of Cezanne. however it is Merleau-Ponty and never Derrida who positioned Cezanne's paintings on the middle of philosophical and important debates within the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties. In 1948, Merleau-Ponty released an incredible essay entitled "Cezanne's Doubt. " now we have already noticeable that Merleau-Ponty's writings inspired numerous of Tansey's lecturers and contributed direcdy and indirecdy to the paintings of Minimalists. For those critics and artists, Phenomenology of conception is extra very important than books just like the obvious and the Invisible and experience and Non-Sense, inclusive of "Cezanne's Doubt. " whereas Phenomenology of belief should be learn as roughly non-stop with the rules of structuralism, the opposite works count on a few of poststructuralism's so much telling insights. 27 25. Ibid. , p. 37. 26. close to the belief of Spurs, Derrida casts doubt at the intricate argument he has simply opened up by means of suggesting that Nietzsche's textual content will be not more understandable than a textual fragment chanced on between his literary continues to be: "I have forgotten my umbrella.

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