Transparency and Shadow

“The quintessentially modernist ideal of a transparent, shadowless work” – ‘States of Secrecy’, Michael Gauthier in ”Too Dark To Read.

“…the replacement of ‘visual art’ by texts was being celebrated as the driving out of allusion and shadow by transparency – a direct channel thereby being opened to the ‘meanings’ and ‘intentions’ of the artist” – ‘Almost Too dark To See’, Charles Harrison ibid.