I had such a punch in the stomach at Delacroix at #TheMet , I will be coming back many times, truly felt the super powers of art. Incredible one in a life time exhibition, and I have never been a Delacroix fan before. The most important thing an artist have to tend to in their career is their heart and soul.
Today is a windy day in New York city and i am not doing the installation I planned, it is going to be essentially kites blowing in the wind day. So it is back to basics day, i go over some ideas, i look into my favorite philosophers, art history and think about the ideas and the books and the work i will make.
Artwork is being wrongly described by medium – art is the heart and the soul of the artist coming through a medium.
Throughout history artists have been involved in some sort of shenanigans, whether happenings, parties, studio 54s and factories, down the rabbit holes, insane asylums, Pacific islands, ideas, ideologies, fights for freedoms and rights, there’s always some sort of writhing which always accompanies the gardening of the soul. Transcending reality just like escaping gravity, needs super power of some kind, a burst, a bomb, a will, and a lifetime of all of the above.
Here in this Delacroix self-portrait you can see said power for yourself.
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