How much do I love Minor White? A whole bunch...

I happened to catch the Minor White retrospective at the Getty Museum in LA.  I found myself welling up in front of several of the photographs.  He captures an object in such close attention that the image is almost an abstract until you are able to step back and realize what its context is.  I love when artists are able to make you see something new in something ordinary.

 Minor White, Peeled Paint, 1959, MOMA Collection

Minor White, Peeled Paint, 1959, MOMA Collection

This image, which is also part of the MOMA's collection, is a great example.  I stood in front of it, captivated by the composition for several minutes before I realized it was peeling paint.