A Colour A Day: Week 16
By Ruth Siddall, on 12 July 2020
Jo Volley writes…
This week’s A Colour A Day is inspired by Robert Rauschenberg’s White Painting (seven panel), 1952.
Of the series, his friend the composer, John Cage wrote:
To Whom / No subject / No image / No taste / No object / No beauty / No message / No talent /
No technique (no why) / No idea / No intention / No art / No object / No feeling / No black / No
white (no and) / After careful consideration, I have come to the conclusion that there is nothing in
these paintings that could not be changed, that they can be seen in any light and are not
destroyed by the action of shadows. / Hallelujah! the blind can see again; the water’s fine.
Read from left to right are 7 white pigments bound in gum arabic on W&N watercolour paper.
- Zirkonium silicate
- Egg Shell
- White Earth
- Fluorescent white