I’ve never been so blown away by paintings as I have been in seeing Barnett Newman’s paintings. One could easily dismiss these as too simple, too non-artistic, too ‘modern’, or any other lazy tag of insult. However standing in front of one is to absorb energy and feel a sensation of freedom. Barnett Newman’s artwork makes me feel like I want to let go instead of hang on. That feeling in itself is completely unique and remarkably absorbing.