Sean Scully, Notations
Tim McFarlane writes about Sean Scully's lecture at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on his blog
In the discussion about his work with abstraction, Scully made an analogy that resonated with me. He said that (I'm paraphrasing here) "abstraction is like music without words and can be very difficult to get along with, while realism is like music with words and is very easy to digest".
Scully's show Notations
Chelsea Wall #1, 1999. Oil on canvas, 110 x 132 in
Four of the twelve Mirror paintings, oil on copper, 12 x 12"