Art

American artist Jasper Johns created Flag when he was 24, soon after serving in the US Army. First of many works inspired by a dream, it's Johns' best-known painting (4x5 feet) with 48 stars of the then US states. Attracted by "things the mind already knows," Johns' image of the US flag allowed him to explore a familiar object with simple structure + complex symbolism. See you next week. *encaustic: pigments added to hot wax...