three things are needed for beauty . . .

aquinas says:
ad pulcritudinem tria requiruntur integritas, consonantia, claritas. i translate it so: three things are needed for beauty, wholeness, harmony and radiance. do these correspond to the phases of apprehension? are you following? . . .

the first phase of apprehension is a bounding line drawn about the object to be apprehended. an esthetic image is presented to us either in space or in time. what is audible is presented in time, what is visible is presented in space. but, temporal or spatial, the esthetic image is first luminously apprehended as selfbounded and selfcontained upon the immeasurable background of space or time which is not it. you apprehended it as one thing. you see it as one whole. you apprehend its wholeness. that is integritas . . .

stephen dedalus:
an excerpt from james joyce’s “a portrait of the artist as a young man” 1916

more about the beauty of sketchbooks . . .

sketchbook 23, drawings on a bus, 1954 by ellsworth kelly:
drawings on a bus, 1954 by ellsworth kelly

nicky nodjoumi: new york times sketchbooks (1996-1999):
ny times sketchbooks: november 21, 2019 until january 19, 2020

sketchbooks: the hidden art of designers, illustrators & creatives:
sketchbooks: the hidden art . . . by richard brereton

an example from the book above:
marc taeger: illustrator

a special thanks to madeleine & werner for all their support . . .

posted 24 July 2021

categories design, photos