Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Hard Path

Fritz von Uhde (1848 - 1911)
Schwerer Gang/ The Hard Path 1890
Oil on Canvas, 117,0 x 127,0 cm
Neue Pinakothek, Munich

"When you can assume that your audiences holds the same beliefs you do, you can relax a little and use more normal means of talking to it; when you have to assume that it does not, then you have to make your vision apparent by shock-to the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost-blind you draw large and startling figures."
Flannery O'Connor