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  • Murray Reich

    Raw Space

    Judgments made by Plato in his Laws and Aristotle in his Politics regarding the exalted ranking of music over other arts have caused painters to suffer from mimesis-guilt ever since. Claims have been made for paintings that would be music, but painting is painting and music is music and the twain meet in theatre, opera and movies. Murray Reich organizes his paintings on the form of the musical quartet, but that shouldn’t be a discouragement. The only music they invoke is the “ta-dundun-dun” fanfare accompanying the 20th-Century Fox logo. Painting, like music, involves mathematical orderings and

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