I recently finished reading a book titled “Pictures of Nothing” by Kirk Varnedoe.  He was an eminent art historian and former chief curator of painting and sculpture at the New York Museum of Modern Art.  The material in the book came from a series of lectures that he gave at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D. C.

Here is a quote from the book:  “The less there is to look at, the more important it is that we look at it closely and carefully.  This is critical to abstract art.  Small differences make all the difference.”