June 28, 2008 by Makoto Fujimura | All Writings | Comments
Robert Rauschenberg Retroactive I, 1964, Oil and silkscreen ink on canvas, 84 x 60 in. (213.4 x 152.4 cm), Wadsworth Athenuem, H

159 "The development of abstract painting in the early 20th century was a religious as well as an aesthetic movement." (What Good are the Arts, pg 137, John Carey, Faber and Faber UK, 2005)

160 Barnett Newman, Selected Writings and Interviews, Knopf, New York, 1990, Pg. 173

161 My wife, a psychotherapist, tells me that there is "negative space" in relationships as well. Children, for example, growing up in consistent parenting grows the ability to take the failures of a parent as "negative space" and infer, or learn, to take positive message out of a parent's failure. See http://www.judycares.com under "Judy cares about my parents."

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Makoto Fujimura is an internationally-renowned artist, arts advocate, writer and speaker. He founded International Arts Movement in 1991, and Fujimura Institute in 2011.