Charles Sheeler

What to write about these Charles Sheeler paintings that remain touchstones of perfection for me. I am blind to their limitations, so I cannot expand on those. It’s difficult for me to imagine someone would not enjoy looking at these, yet I know intellectually that must be the case for great swathes of people. Despite all the truisms (beauty is in the eye of the beholder ad nauseum) it takes great intellectual effort to credit for any length of time the knowledge we are not making absolute judgments. We simply find as we see.