June 3, 2009

Poetic faces

Sweet Fairy - painting by Juan Bielsa

Sweet Fairy - Painting by Juan Bielsa
Oil on canvas, 54 x 65 cm
© Juan Bielsa
1,900 €

Walt Whitman said that he could see God in the faces of people. What a wonderful poetic thought! And how true!

One of the most beautiful faces I remember is the face of my grandmother. Yes, she was old and its forehead was full of wrinkles. for example. But her face was full of beauty as well, full of spirit.

On the other hand, there are women who have an extraordinary beauty full of freshness, an expression of youth. But this beauty can be (and is) an ephemeral mirror. A wonderful, transient mirror.

For me (an artist), beautiful faces and bodies are above all an artistic matter. Why? Because these "things" are terribly fragile in this material world. Only art and poetry and Love are eternal.

The other day, I heard a woman saying on the radio than women's faces are poetical. I agree. Maybe women can find men's faces poetic, I don't know. Basically, I find poetry in women's faces, an expression of an Eternal Beauty.

Juan Bielsa