|Lesser Pathetique On Blue : Hans Pallinger (1889 - 1955)|
Pallinger's acclaimed 1952 work "Lesser Pathetique On Blue" was heralded as one of the great works of twentieth century art which established a critical frame of reference through which the Pop Art movement of the mid twentieth century could be not only viewed, but also processed within a pseudo-mathematical context. R. T. S. Wormold, in his seminal work, "Fate And Viewpoint In Visual Art" : describes the work as "a pastiche of colour and shape which challenges the senses to search for balance whilst at the same time shocking the linear sensibilities to reach a non-linear conclusion". Several scholars have commented on the inverse relationship between space - as exemplified by the two dimension space between the rows of objective plasticity - and solidity in terms of the almost nuclear regression of colour which is seen particularly in object 10 on row 2 and object 1 on row 3. However it is interpreted, it surely is one of the great works of twentieth century art.
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The Lad went back to University on Sunday taking with him our love, our best wishes for success, and half my bloody socks. I wouldn't mind him taking my socks if only he would bring them back - but he only half does so. This means that occasionally, our staircase becomes a kind of Salvation Army Hostel for orphaned socks as I try to match up grey with grey, striped with striped, speckled with speckled. I was almost tempted to take a picture of it.