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The Sight of Silence free pdf Best known as an experimental composer and performer, John Cage (1912-1992) was also an active visual artist who created an extensive body of prints, drawings, and watercolors over the last twenty years of his life. "The Sight of Silence: John Cage's Complete Watercolors "provides the first opportunity to see all 125 signed watercolors that Cage created during four week-long sessions at the Mountain Lake Workshop, Virginia, between 1983 and 1990.In all of his work, regardless of medium, Cage consistently dismissed conventional aesthetics by limiting or eliminating the artist's choice in the creative process. In composing his watercolors, he relied on his signature method of "chance operations," guided by a system of random numbers derived from the ancient Chinese "Book of Changes, " or "I Ching."This book's critical essay and accompanying workshop diaries relate the methods at play in Cage's visual art to those of his musical compositions and theater pieces. The accompanying DVD offers a "live" view of John Cage at work, featuring a public reading with audience discussion, as well as an interview with him about his watercolor paintings. As visual evidence of the methods of chance that Cage employed for decades, the watercolors in this book and the video footage on the accompanying DVD offer an entree into Cage's music and writings and present a greatly enhanced understanding of one of the twentieth century's most mystifying artists and most creative thinkers.

About Ray Kass

Ray Kass is a painter and writer who lives in the rural Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. He is Emeritus Professor of Studio Art at Virginia Tech and Founder and Director of the Mountain Lake Workshop, an ongoing series of community-based collaborative art projects. His paintings have been widely exhibited, and he is author of "Morris Graves: Vision of the Inner-Eye" and coauthor, with Stephen Addiss, of "John Cage: Zen Ox-Herding Pictures."

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Author : Ray Kass
Publisher : Taubman Museum of Art
Data Published : 15 August 2011
ISBN : 0615401805
EAN : 9780615401805
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 144 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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