Saturday, July 25, 2015

Two Pictures

In Umberto Boccioni's painting The Street Pavers (1914), it is the formal foundation of Futurism that is the focus. In Stephen Waddell's Asphalt Layer 1 (2001), it is not the form this worker's labour takes that contributes to the completion of this picture, but our recognition -- and admiration -- of it.

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