Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Named after:

This blog is named only for The Neutral, Roland Barthes' 1977-1978 course at the College de France. (Based on his lecture notes translated to English and published in 2005 by Columbia University Press.)

This blog is called The Neutral, and is about painting, exclusively in reference to the following, from Conceptual Art (MIT Press, ed. by A. Alberro and B. Stimson, page 51):
"...This neutral painting is not however freed from obligations; on the contrary, thanks to its neutrality and absence of style, it is extremely rich in information about itself..."

This blog will be referred to as The Neutral solely in homage to Sonic Youth's song
The Neutral (from the album Rather Ripped):
"...he's just neutral and he's weary
not even brand new..."

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