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Barnett Neuman was an interesting character. He was the ultimate Jungian perhaps. He thought that complex ideas could be represented in paint, in almost a minimal manner, represented by almost just a complex textured rythym. How do you spell that word? He seemed to feel that there was some sort of universal or near universal language that could be conveyed with paint.

Barnet also understood that translation was not possible. These ideas seem perhpas logically inconsistent. He said, "aesthetics is for the artist as ornithology was for the birds" But it was Lauri Anderson who said what I think is an offshot of Barnetts saying. Laurie said that talking abou t music is like dancing about architecture.

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