Thursday, March 15, 2012

The write stuff

“I sprinkled about twenty adjectives (‘fey,’ ‘gestural,’ ‘restrained’) amid a small repertory of active verbs (‘explore,’ “trace’, ‘question’). I also inserted the phrases ‘negative space,’ ‘balanced composition,’ and ‘challenges the viewer’ every so often.”
Alice Gregory describing her technique when writing about artworks published in Sotheby’s art catalogues. You can read more of the entertaining account of her days working for the über auction house here.