Art and obsession

As we head into 2014, I wish you all a prosperous and productive New Year. I am so grateful for your follows and Likes and comments. You’ve made 2013 a lovely year of friendships, learning, blogging and discovering the most fantastic art, artists and bloggers.

Christian Mihai posted ‘Art and Obsession’ yesterday. It reads beautifully and appropriate for artists trying to paint a masterpiece with oils or words to hear the word O B S E S S I O N. Think about the word as 2014 unfolds. When you are stuck in your art remember the word obsession. 2014 will be the year you accomplish the art you are capable of doing.

Remember, life is short; art is long. Good luck to you in 2014.
Jan

Cristian Mihai

obsession“OK, I got Velazquez portrait of the Pope Innocent X. Quite an ambivalent study of absolute power. And here comes Francis Bacon. Despite never having seen this painting in person, Bacon became so obsessed with it that he compulsively repainted it over and over again, each version more horrific than the previous. […] It’s not until an artist finds his obsession that he can create his most inspired work.”Anamorph

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