Bernhard Gaul profiles Austrian painter Max Weiler (1910 -2001). Gaul recalls that visiting an a 1980's exhibition of Weiler's work and hearing him talk "was the first time painting was revealed to me as an attitude, and as a physical experience."
Recalling a visit to an 2004 exhibition of Weiler's large scale paintings, Gaul writes: "exposure appears also as a core element in the way they are painted. In their essence they are hardly wilfully constructed nor are they first of all outpourings of inner conditions. Instead they appear like subtle responses to something external, although translated through the painter: Nature in many parts, or fragments of it. They are also generous, or better: expansive, providing a surface that allows for a stretching (of the soul?) like across a desert, ice, the sky – or indeed the sea."
Wragg writes that Mitchell's last paintings express "a feel of an embrace and exuberance, a generosity and love of the outdoors, of air, light and being enveloped... Her work has been little seen here in the UK. In the contemporary climate with so much work stifling, airless and digitally confined... she is quite a breath of fresh air.
Edited by artist Brett Baker, Painters' Table highlights writing from the painting blogosphere as it is published and serves as a platform for exploring blogs that focus primarily on the subject of painting.