It is as if Twombly makes avant-garde tomb sculpture, as though
he has bronzed the practice of abstraction to signal its failed idealism.)
TNG: You seem born to make your puppet films, as though
you were making puppets and environments as children.
His scientific investigations and technical innovations (his renowned fussiness with the camera, as though
to show it in action were his only concern) come to a dead end in an involuted and convoluted reflection of and on the self, the morbid turn inward, the chewing on the cud of the unconscious that invariably follows defeat.
She positions each pair of hands and feet more or less centrally, as though
they were detached from the body.
And the color is so keyed up a to create a quasi-physical resistance to your advance, as though
it were buffering you back.
It is an ephemeral she, who bridges time and gender and the vagaries of cultural conventions, a she who never judges but possesses each of her subjects as though
to learn their secrets.
It's a trick, really: as you begin scanning the image, you naturally look from the top stripe and work down; but as you reach the bottom, you are led to see the bottom strip of the canvas as the step corresponding to where you are standing, and then it appears as though
you are looking down the flight of stairs with the lowest ste corresponding to the painting's top stripe.