6 Jan

the human picture

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The artist is usually a sensitive person. If he didn’t start out that way, his study of things outside of himself, his desire to understand others, whether people, living things, or objects… in order to paint them or describe them well hones his sensitivity, his empathy… and eventually even leads to wisdom. There are would-be artists who never reach the heights of producing truly meaningful art. But they are usually able to enjoy some of the advantages of the art world, by contributing according to their own talents and skills, and having a part in the community of artists. And there are those who were not born with exceptional talents, but have worked to improve their abilities, and reached high levels of accomplishment. Art is always a lot of work. I have known some ego-maniacs among artists. But that is not the rule. And most common among the great artists…

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