Sunday, 25 December 2011
Size isn't everything
This is not to devalue the content. Indeed I have carefully studied works by these artists in books, or stood inches from their smaller works in galleries and been overwhelmed by their content. So the content, of course, is ultimately what impresses me.
But initially I see now that I am affected, perhaps disproportionately, by their size.
Would I have been as impressed by Miro's triptyches had each panel been a foot square rather than 10 foot square?
Conversely, if I took some of my tiny images (typically 16 inches by 11) and made them 10 foot long, would this impress the observer more than the smaller images do?
I expect it probably would.
Looking forward to the David Hockney Exhibition "A Bigger Picture" at the RA in January.