Monthly Archives:: July 2012

What Mad Pursuit – Francis Crick 1916-2004

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But to convey my own feelings, I cannot do better than quote…the painter John Minton in which he said of his own artistic creations, “The important thing is to be there when the picture is painted.”
                                            
                                                                    Francis Crick, on his discovery of DNA structure


On this day eight years ago, the most creative biologist of the twentieth century died in San Diego, California. He was one of the greatest scientists of of all time, along with Einstein, Read More »

Paul Schimmel and Sanford Biggers – Experience or Interpretation?

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The artificial construction people make is that painting is not intellectual, and does not involve much thinking, but involves psychic or subconscious pressures which are released through the act of painting. But I think painting like mine shows obvious kinds of hesitation and reworking which people associate with thought. – Jasper Johns Read More »