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Sean Scully: Wall of Light Hardcover – October 25, 2005
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Michael Auping is Chief Curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.Stephen Bennett Phillips is Curator at The Phillips Collection.Anne Straus is Assistant Curator of Modern Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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He is an incredible colorist, rich, handsome and painterly. A body of work that rivals Rothko.
In all, I felt Mr. Scully's greatness as if his building and sculpting of each artwork was happening in real time. This is what much of contemporary art misunderstands. Yes the artist wants the viewer to participate (complete the process?) but too often contemporary art gets the viewer to participate in concept only and not in the gut. I was participating with Scully because he gave me a scaffold and showed me his vision and heart. At the same time, I brought my experience, vision and heart to his painting. We met there and I was in awe because I recognized something in me was in him. However, he did not do this intellectually or timidly.
No jpg can aptly describe this living body inside or outside these walls of rectangles, but because Scully is a master, he offers up just enough source to make me want to search every inch of his bold canvas, taking nothing for granted.
After being with Mr. Scully's artwork, I came away bigger and bolder and more alive than ever before. This is what fine art can do. It can nourish your life.
This book continues the legacy.