John Wesley

  • SOME ASPECTS OF COLOR IN GENERAL AND RED AND BLACK IN PARTICULAR

    MATERIAL, SPACE, AND COLOR are the main aspects of visual art. Everyone knows that there is material that can be picked up and sold, but no one sees space and color. Two of the main aspects of art are invisible; the basic nature of art is invisible. The integrity of visual art is not seen. The unseen nature and integrity of art, the development of its aspects, the irreducibility of thought, can be replaced by falsifications, and by verbiage about the material, itself in reality unseen. The discussion of science is scientific; the discussion of art is superstitious. There is no history.

    There has

  • John Wesley and Hannah Green

    IF DON WERE ALIVE I wouldn’t dare write about him, and I can’t be sure that merely outliving him allows writing about him now. I’ve asked my wife, the author Hannah Green, to help me put some memories together. I’ve known Don a long time, almost 35 years. Hannah has known him almost 25 years, ever since she took up with me.

    There was a certain thin sweet sad quality in Don’s soft voice that was very beautiful (these are Hannah’s words), like his smile, and that carried in it his sense of wonder, the innocence somehow shining out of his enthusiasms, the innocence of the artist—for he was a genius,