Tello Obelisk Essay

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Tello Obelisk Both Rothko and Pollock were aware of the piece… features arcane depictions of camens (sp?), salamanders, and other creatures indigenous to south America. Also features distinct identification of male and female reproductive organs. However abstract, these features were widely noted and filtered through the each artists’ equally esoteric visions. Only in retrospect can we… explain more about Tello himself, the obelisk. Show. Pollock often said that his paintings had no “exact center” or finite point of focus, but required an equal amount of focus throughout the entire painting. Sue Taylor’s article discusses Pollock’s painting, Stenographic Figure, 1942, the same year that he painted Male and Female. Taylor considers the various approaches and interpretations for the painting in her article, from the pre-iconographic description of O’Connor to the psycho-analytical by Naifeh and Smith, whilst also offering her own lucid comment, ‘If Pollock injected “willed confusions” into Stenographic Figure, he did so ingeniously, leaving generations of viewers uncertain about its specific subject matter and content.’ Langhorne again tries to ‘explain’ the various motifs in the painting through Jungian analysis ; ‘Thus the numerical formula 66=42 can be seen as yet another statement of Pollock’s desire for a union of opposites’ , something Rubin attributes to ‘compositional needs’. Taylor chooses the middle ground here and concentrates on a more literal explanation of the painting through its title: (remember tello obelisk analysis and redistribution of iconographic themes between Rothko and Pollack) the painting is of a stenographer and the symbols on the painting are the result of the recording of shorthand. However the validity of this could be called in question once one realizes the painting was originally called just that, Painting , although it was

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