This was 10 years, 3 months, 17 days ago

1) Suddenly I am reminded of that time I went to the Whitney with R., and realized that, with the slowly sprouting presence of skyscrapers over the past century, the conditions and qualities of light previously seen in Edward Hopper's is perhaps no longer possible; that the specific location, and light, and the sharp polygons of light, and dark colored shadows no longer exist for this scene. Now these polygons are diffused, feathered, by the diffuse refractive facades of taller buildings bouncing light off their being. A painting as a record of luminance, illuminance, no longer possible or available.