To publish a painting album, financed by myself, I have a bit of freedom --- I myself can say good or bad things, no need to think about other people’s likes or dislikes. Nowadays, so many people write or paint, especially painting, almost all kinds of techniques or ways of painting have been tried by previous masters or living pros. If there is anything new, it is just new bottle filled with old vintage, for fun. I often feel rather confused: why paint? What is the purpose? There seems no answer, but it could be simple: in terms of visual sense, painting is for the eyes to see, no need to talk about other things.
Today painting has become “chicken rib”: it is without much flavor, though it is a pity to discard it. But I think it is more like a once beautiful woman whose beauty has waned, painters are then all “twilight lovers”. I used to adore those classic drawing example books, now they seem to become simply reference books --- shelves full of books on painting techniques and famous artists’ work copies, one does not know what to do with them. Well, what can one do? Painting lessons continue, plaster statues are copied as usual, art critique is freely written, and there is no room for second thought.
Collection of Works
But he still think painting very enjoyable. It is a way of life, a self cultivation. A piece of canvas, a piece of white paper, they are the stage. When a picture is painted well, it is a joy; it is does not go well, it does not matter, it will not add any trouble to others, just think of it as self enjoyment. Right now there is a strange phenomenon: painters all wish to get into the “Fine art administration”.
The head of the administration controls the general direction of art, this “guild” is called an institution. If the institution recognizes you, you are then accepted into the guild. This guild is fenced tightly, not easy to get in. But no matter how tight the fence is, the ugly duckling in the free territory outside thrives ever more.
Art Lover Collection