October 31, 2007
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October 16, 2007
Create your own thought and you become what you want to become because your thought creates you.
We all know that man is as he thinks. Then we must think only such thoughts as tend to make us what we wish to be.
The secret of right thinking is found in always keeping the mind's eye stayed upon the greater and the better in all things.
Christian D. Larson
Your forces and how to use them (1912)
October 2, 2007
It is obvious: In life everything changes, painters as well. My artistic expression is now much less concerned with phenomena than years ago.
I'm in love with music and dance, I love spiritual symbols and concepts, and I consider external reality simply as a tool in my art. In that reality, objects have light and shadows... but I don't care for all this in my practice of painting. I "use" reality, but my art is not a copy of phenomena. I love the art that is just music and rhythm, a spiritual dance. Very few contemporary artists have reached this realm.
I remember now an Italian artist, Modigliani. He is known for his nudes. He deliberately ignored shadows in his paintings, he completely subjected his expression to an inner necessity, although "using" external references. And I love Modigliani for that. I love this freedom. True art is freedom.