> i recognize three differences, in order of their
> 1. "The space between the canvas and the viewer is geometrised air. It is air of a contained visual volume. It
> is air outside the observer. Our viewer, by and large, fixes himself in a static position and just looks at the
> work...from a distance. He is in communion with
the painting, yet three or four arm lengths away."
> -from Evening In Llano by John Hejduk
> steve l. of quondam.com is tailoring his work (that is relatively conventional) for online viewing -- which i
> believe debases the nature of the work.
> 2. it's difficult to envision a web space that resembles the real space of a museum. for example, the rothko
> chapel is a spiritual place that can't translate to web space -- unless, maybe if one had a very large screen
> and... well, the paintings themselves don't translate. you've gota be there -- and not in that sense that you've
> gota be there to see laura owens's "there so
fantafuckingabulousy big" paintings. i haven't seen them.
> 3. the reduction in size. the lack of 3D and tactility.