Innocence – Fine Arts


Jo Milne


Vija Celmins, To Fix the Image in Memory I-I, 1977-82, Eleven stones and eleven made objects (bronze and acrylic paint), Dimensions variable. The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Introductory remarks:

The need to regain the innocent eye. To revisit looking, as the philosopher and art critic Herbert Read suggested, “to continue as a child; to preserve the innocent eye. I have pruning shears in my garden, but no thunderbolts.” (Read, Herbert, November 19, 1951).