Hello again Liliya, I would be pleased to consider you as a friend of mine, and I am so fortunate in my life, in that respect, that if having persons of talent and intelligence involved and connected with me has value, then I am a Very Rich Man , indeed ! Thank you
yes, I agree, and admire you for speaking, and saying something that needed to be said, from my point of view, also.. I think you are an interesting woman, with a strong sense of who She is, and not ashamed to be who she is
So much of what I see, presented as art, would be better
utilized to line the bottom of bird's cages, it is not merely
a judgemental opinion of mine, it is in the Basic Laws of Composition, Content, Mastery of Technique, and Execution and having a Voice worthy of Attention, but the irrefutable fact is that Crap IS Crap, and many masquerading under the title of "Artist" are nothing more than attention seeking narcissistic wankers who have not the slightest idea of what talent, vision or voice is, but what they Have learned is...... and it's a popular delusion fueled by the internet and television, that ANYBODY can be a STAR.......
Self promotion is NO substitute for the Real Thing
There Are Masters among us, who care nothing for all the false things, they just want to create
hello Liliya, the "meaningless ...." comment you made on the The best artists on artreview.com this week, although I was reluctant to admit it , made me smile, I make images too, and maybe it's the day and age I grew up in, or the styles I admired and gravitated towards......but yes, some of what is being done these days is perhaps, to put it a bit kindly... beyond me
But You let em have it, Lady
I like your statement below, about higher meaning
For me art is a form of communication with God. In a traditional religion this kind of communication takes place when praying. For me painting is praying. What does the Lord have to say to me? He speaks of the greatest and the most beautiful truths – of immortality, of beauty, of love…
But in the modern world there are not so many works of art which would speak of hope for better life, for Heavenly Kingdom. Neither art, nor God is to blame. The artists are to blame, the artists who stuck in their neuroticism, who never advanced beyond their own egos, who loved money and earthly fame more than anything; who never sought for the higher meaning.
That kind of search is being conducted through the work of self-investigation. The artist – a person with a specific gift, is called to that terribly difficult work. But there is no other way. The artist bears a great responsibility since God himself called him for that work. The artist has no right to lie or to escape his duty. And this duty is to speak of God and of the aim of the human life.