Story

Two Bites of the Apple

I: Scrub That Braunschweig, the artist, uses, employs, must have, in essential requirement, to make his art, a hardware shop scrubbing brush of time-immemorial unchanging weight and shape, hard bristles set in a vaguely figure-eight wooden base or grip, as used by his mother, as probably yours, to scrub the linoleum in the kitchen, bathroom, toilet (only it was called the lavatory then), outside too, the concrete, the steps, and his scrubbings, or marks, as the learned cognoscenti love to pronounce, whether on bounce of Belgian linen, the rasp of rough-grained canvas, the slick anonymity of smooth-faced board or card,…

Subscribe to get access to all online articles

Digital Subscription

$68/ YR

Get the latest ideas from Australia’s most insightful writers.

Subscribe

  • Digital Subscription includes
  • Online editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • Printed editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • iPad ready PDF
  • Access to Quadrant Archives
  •  
  •  

Printed & Digital Subscription

$87/ YR

For avid readers of leading ideas
from Australia’s brightest.

Subscribe

  • Printed & Digital Subscription includes
  • Online editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • Printed editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • iPad ready PDF
  • Access to Quadrant Archives
  •  
  •  

Quadrant Patron

$300/ YR

Show your support for Australia’s
most open minded publication.

Subscribe

  • Quadrant Patron includes
  • Online editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • Printed editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • iPad ready PDF
  • Access to Quadrant Archives
  • All new editions of Quadrant Books
  • Exclusive invitations to Quadrant Dinners, book launches and events.