History Lesson(s) #9

Pure Red / Yellow / Blue Colour - Aleksandr Rodchenko, 1921, oil on canvas


I reduced painting to its logical conclusion and exhibited three canvases: red, blue, and yellow. I affirmed: this is the end of painting. These are the primary colours. Every plane is a discrete plane and there will be no more representation.

--Aleksandr Rodchenko, 1939, cited in "The Primary Colors for the Second Time: A Paradigm Repetition of the Neo-Avant-Garde", Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, October 37, 1986, p.44.


At sea #7

From the South Jetty, Clatsop County, Oregon - Robert Adams, 1991


At sea #6


A little late posting this, but: Mubi Notebook's tribute to Raúl Ruiz, compiled by David Phelps: I, II, III, IV (inc. my brief contribution), V. Also late: the beautifully designed Lumière IV, and a video interview with Nathaniel Dorsky: I, II, III. More recently: Filming the Crisis: A Survey; Politics and Aesthetics in the Straubs' Films; Nude in your hot tub, facing the abyss; Redefining the Right Wing; Seize the Ponies. And Europa: as the unthinkable continues to unravel, a flashback — the prospects were always grave.

At sea #5

Three Crowns of the Sailor - Raúl Ruiz, 1983, 35mm