Evil prevails or “A painting should be a feast for the eye”


Evil prevails

Kind of esoteric title, eh? Well, the mystery is not that thick… “Evil prevails” is the title of one of the paintings I do post today. Even without being conscient I was always preoccupied of composition. The way different elements of a painting or a drawing balance (or not) together, the way “rappels” (repetitions of direction, color, form etc. in a slightly different configuration help a painting to have rythm, to be interesting for the eye…)

I am profoundly convinced that Eugène Délacroix was right when he said “Une peinture doit être une fête pour l’oeil”. A painting (or a drawing etc) must be a feast of the eye… If not, what’s the use of a painting? Vincent van Gogh also believed in the “decorative” role of the painting, in, maybe, its most fundamental vocation: to be hanged in a space people live, to make their life more beautiful or, at least, more interesting… Of course, there are a lot of artists who would contradict this with abyssal theories and complicated words… Intellectuals… Minimalist… all kind of …ists. But if you look at a white canvas with invisible white brush strokes I wonder how interesting that can be… Anyway… Here are 2 almost abstract works of mine from the 2002-2003 period.

composition 1

“Le mal a le dessus” ou “Une peinture doit être une fête pour l’oeil”

Le titre semble un peu bizarre, non? eh, bien, ce n’est pas aussi bizarre que ca… “Le mal a le dessus” est le titre d’une des mes reproductions que je poste aujourd’hui… L’autre partie du title est une citation d’Eugène Délacroix qui disait exactement ca: “Une peinture doit être une fête pour l’oeil”, asertion dont j’approuve entierèment. Si une peinture n’est pas au moins ca, qu’est-ce qu’elle est? Vincent Van Gogh croyait aussi dans le rôle “décoratif” de la peinture, peut-être sa vocation première: une peinture doit être accroché dans une espace ou des gens habitent et elle doit contribuer à faire leur vie plus belle ou, au moins, plus interéssante…
Bien sur, il y a plein d’autre artistes qui vont contradire ca par des théories abysales et par des mots compliques… des intellectuels… minimalistes… toutes sortes de “istes”… Combien de temps on peut regarder une toile blanche avec quelques coup de pinceau blanches? Enfin… Voila deux oeuvres quasi-abstraite de ma période 2002-2003.

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“Raul triumfa” sau “Pictura trebuie sa fie o sarbatoare pentru ochi”

Titlul pare un pic bizar dar nu e chiar asa de bizar… “Raul triumfa” este titlul unei lucrari pe care o postez azi. Iar restul titlului est o citare din Eugène Délacroix cu care sunt pe deplin de acord: “Pictura trebuie sa fie o sarbatoare pentru ochi”. Altfel, ce rost are? Vincent Van Gogh credea si el in vocatzia “decorativa” a picturii. O pictura trebuie agatzata intr-un spatziu unde traiesc oameni, carora trebuie sa le faca viatza mai frumoasa, sau macar mai interesanta… Stiu ca sunt multzi artisti care vor contrazice asta cu teorii abisale si vorbe mari… “telectuali”…minimalisti…si alte feluri de “isti”… Dar cat timp poate cineva privi o panza alba cu cateva tuse de alb pe ea? In sfarstit. iata 2 din lucrarile mele semi-abstracte din anii 2002-2003.

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4 responses to “Evil prevails or “A painting should be a feast for the eye”

  1. These are both most definitely “a feast for the eye.”

  2. I’m very glad you think so, moonbeam! I try!

  3. In a painting I find that the composition and the colours are in fact the most important factors, the ones which appeal to our emotions and make out of the painting a success and a feast for the eye… which a painting should be, I agree!!!
    Your colourful paintings are always a feast for my eyes, Danu, the first one in this entry for example…

  4. Merci beaucoup, miki! tes peintures a toi en sont beaucoup plus que les miennes, une fete pour l’oeil!

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