Buddhism

Compare 2 works of art, one is an Abstract Expressionist work by Robert Motherwell, and the other is an expression of enlightenment by a Zen master. Are you able to tell which is which? There is no right or wrong answer to this question, I am most interested in learning what you see, and your process of making a decision based on the comparison made between Abstract Expressionism and Zen Painting/Calligraphy in this week’s reading.

Discuss which work you think is by Motherwell, and which work is by an enlightened Zen master. Please be specific in your reasoning and explanation of why and how you made your decision, and please refer to the reading text to support your thoughts. please make sure to add a textual support

Film clips featuring the work of composer/poet/artist John Cage (1912-1992):