"Often the artist's hand persuades me. I look at Untitled, 1967, a lithograph by Willem DeKooning, or The Brank, 1984, a lithograph by Leon Golub, or Seated Woman No. 44, 1966, a drawing by Richard Diebenkorn, and I feel the artist's hand sweep, scratch, and skip across the drawing surface..."

"...And even though Diebenkorn's woman's face is cropped at the lip, the artist's rigorous charcoal lines and telling strokes offer an intimate picture of a specific woman-coy, graceful, hesitant".


Excerpt from An Ode To Persuasive Images by Corinna Ripps