I have been looking for the last few weeks at the paintings of JAMES JUTHSTROM (1925-2007) at the Westwood Gallery on the Bowery, NYC.
He had a long career of painting and these are from one period of his life.
I have been taken by my first glance of the painting as a whole and then the presence of what seems like a second painting in the midst of the first glance.
I am not prepared to go on in the usual art world manner... and want only to mark this moment of looking.
I will look at the pctures again on Wednesday. That is what they command me to do.
More information about the painter is available via google, of course but for now I am just sharing these pictures.
The best art criticism begins with: LOOK.