Symphonies
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I didn't grasp this kind of painting myself, until it was pointed out to me that paintings like this are to art what symphonies and other instrumental pieces are to music. We seem to have an easier time enjoying music without lyrics than we do a painting without human figures or other recognizable subjects.

I enjoy Rothko and Pollock much more now, when viewing them as something that is just there, giving a sense of abstract visual interest.