Youtube video film, "A@Day at the Museum"@@LACMA

OF SPECIAL NOTE: Visitors are permitted to photograph most exhibitions at the museum. Many were observed taking "selfies" standing next to artwork. So I did my thing. I stood in the middle of a large field painting by Morris Louis. Interesting, the central white field served as background for my figure portrait, with the work's side painting strokes functioning as framing decor. Then I took a photo of the masterpiece without figurative intrusion. In the video, note how after the figure is gone, the work of art looks like it's missing something. Field Painting's historic concept of Painting simply as paint as material that is placed upon canvas merely as background plane, is challenged by removal of the supplemental element that transforms the work to a frame of reference for the human figure. - Dr. Rodney Chang, art psychologist