Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Boredom is very important

Francesco Clemente, Map of What Is Effortless, 1978, gouache on paper, Private collection

"Boredom is very important. Boredom is the origin of any good idea. Growing up in Naples in the 50s, I had many, many empty afternoons.

In painting, waiting is a big part of the effort... waiting for both the mind and the material to develop their narrative. Painting is not so much about decision, it's more about acceptance... of the fact that certain structures and orders and narratives, they really have their own saying, and all you have to do is listen."
Francesco Clemente, interviewed by Charlie Rose

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