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Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Artists' Image

I oft times ponder the eye gate of an artist, his heart, and his subject. Does his painting project what he feels thru his own imbued emotions - paintings, possibly created by number? This would indicate the number of women, if he painted women, that meant something to him or subjected him to great vexation or happiness. Whatever the image from his mind to paint brush… albeit, mother, wife, girlfriend, lover? Who knows? Point being made, the facial expressions in paintings are what the artist mirrors about the subject, be it woman or man. Famous faces on an easel will be sold for millions of dollars. People stop to ponder what they see in the art gallery. After deciding what they think (and who makes them an authority?), they create that person’s life experience within their own metaphoric chambers. Do they know? Maybe so…. I think of Marilyn Monroe, Joan of Arc, Lady Godiva and Jacqueline Kennedy, just to name a few. They all looked fairly content with only a hint of sadness, didn’t they? After their passing, we learned of turmoil that seemed to be kept in the lower chambers of their heart where fragile lies the face therein. Does an artist see this through his own pain and suffering? I wonder……

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is such a deep and honest statement and I think the artist does see this and I can tell you do as well I really enjoy reading what you write
Bn

Robert Haigh said...

An interesting and thought-provoking write, as usual, Sandy! An artist gives us HIS/HER impression of the sitter, whether true to life or idealized. Marilyn Monroe loved the camera, and the camera loved her! Perhaps she could lose herself in the spotlight? Rembrandt painted a whole series of self-portraits over his lifetime, and they are very revealing. He did not flatter himself and he was not afraid to let his sadness and world-weariness show, as it did in his later portraits. Velázquez, too, painted portraits of great character, and the humanity of his sitters shines through time and time again. Then again, some people are better than others at disguising their true feelings!

Sandy said...

Bn. It is indeed honest in that I perceive this as a possibility when someone writes or paints. After all, we paint what WE SEE. Thank you for your visit....

Sandy said...

Yes, Robert and we all know that Marilyn was somewhat of a tormented soul, so to speak. Jacquline Kennedy had to deal with the President's issues and or rumors. So on and so forth. I find it very interesting to read history and look at paintings about the well-knowns. It makes me wonder about many things.. You are so right. Too, read on some of your famous painters and be shocked.. Thank you Robert, for stopping by......

anilkurup said...

You are asking a very vital question.Though not an artist in any remote way, I guess the muse is only an instrument , and it may be the artists inner self that feels the emotions and reflects in his creation. May be an artist can enter the heart of the muse , x-ray the muse. Well I wonder.
Reminds me of VanGogh's paintings.

Nevertheless , Sandy a good post to think about

Sandy said...

Hey anilkurup. Yes, you are so right. VanGogh is an excellent one to think about. You are an artist in your writings. You draw images with every drop of ink that forms a word. We all translate within ourselves what we see in the face of a painting or the material in which we read. We at least think about things we see and read or at least I do....

anilkurup said...

Hello Sandy , you are comments are too good for my common writing. I appreciate it but I'm just a novice trying to be occupied for sometime with some musings and writing.

Sandy said...

Don't sell yourself short anilkurup. You are a very accomplished writer with very interesting articles....Remember that.......

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