MUSINGS, 5.22.2017

 In Musings

“Creativity: In art, the genuine creator is not just a gifted being, but a man who has succeeded in arranging, for their appointed end, a complex of activities, of which the work of art is the outcome. Thus, for the artist creation begins with vision…The effort needed to see things without distortion takes something very like courage; and this courage is essential to the artists, who has to look at everything as though he saw it for the first time: he has to look at life as he did when he was a child…Great love is needed to achieve this effect, a love capable of inspiring and sustaining that patient striving towards truth, that glowing warmth and that analytic profundity that accompany the birth of any work of art. But is not love the origin of all creation?” – Henri Matisse, 1953

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