Tagged: Henri Matisse

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The Process Screams: Work And Fulfillment

The artist’s mantra, still today, is “process”, though the definition has changed a bit. The doing of art–emersion in the process–is set high on a spiritual pedestal; it’s a pathway to God, a way of connecting to the soul or to the universe or what have you. I can’t dispute it, but I see a tendency to take something lauded from the past and imbue it with meaning beyond the original intent; it’s kind of like our elation when we see an old master’s painting that we had previously seen featured in books

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Rejection: A Warm Blanket

Rejection soon becomes a warm blanket that proves to yourself that you are working and, therefore, progressing, not chasing the phantom of success who disguises himself with compliments and medals […]