Franz Kline for The Digital Age

Posted: April 7, 2018 in Uncategorized


Franz Kline
Untitled (1957)

  1. Katie Houser says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m seeing that the video is a kind of interpretation of Kline’s ‘Untitled.’ So what would Greenberg think of the video? Would he hate it because it might be trying to be a painting or would he see it as experimentation of technology?

    • Have a look at my comments above. I think Greenberg would not like it, for a number of reasons. Principle he would hate the use of technology to created illusion. Greenberg want the effect of illusion in art, but it had to clearly show the means whereby the effect was achieved. This video, however, does just the opposite.

  2. Connor Scholes says:

    FKA Twigs (the FKA standing for “Formerly Known As”) is a British musician, with a strong foundation in dance and arts, so it’s totally plausible that she’s making her video analogous to this piece. She’s weird as hell, go listen to some of her other music. I think Greenburg would think this “impure” form of art – a combination of paintings (that move) and music – would be totally out of line.

    • Yeah, I think Greenberg would not be down with that at all. But Rosenberg, who was more interested in action that form, might have more tolerance – just a little. But what I can say with a fair amount of certainty that Jackson Pollock’s technique began to open the possibility of a new genre that would be called ‘performance art’. We’re not there just yet. But we’re getting there.

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