Meanwhile I am taking care of the business of art--moving canvases from one venue to another, cleaning, repairing, and varnishing some pieces, putting the finishing touches on a commission piece. And I spend large blocks of time thinking and researching.
Earlier today, I saw online that the Metropolitan Museum of Art was offering free downloads of 448 art books! I was almost overwhelmed. One of the first ones I looked at was titled AMERICAN ART: THE EDITH AND MILTON LOWENTHAL COLLECTION. I was drawn to it because of the painting on the cover. It was a hard-edge painting titled "Report from Rockport" by Stuart Davis.
I continued to look through the Lowenthal collection to fuel my curious nature. As I have recently been quite obsessed with both cubism and freneticism, these two also appealed to me.
I will close today by circling back to Part II of Stevens' blackbird poem:
I was of three minds,
Like a tree
In which there are three blackbirds.