Saturday, April 27, 2013

Escavando notas: I do not want to close my eyes to the absurdities that accompany art but are not art

Photograph: Lydie France/EPA no blogue de Jonathan Jones
“You have no idea what is happening inside of you, when you look at a painting. You think that you are getting close to art voluntarily, enticed by its beauty, that this intimacy is taking place in an atmosphere of freedom and that delight is being born in you spontaneously, lured by the divine rod of Beauty. In truth, a hand has grabbed you by the scruff of the neck, led you to this painting, and has thrown you to your knees. A will mightier than your own told you to attempt to experience the appropriate emotions. Whose hand and whose will? The hand is not the hand of a single man, the will is collective, born in an interhuman dimension, quite alien to you. So you do not admire at all, you merely try to admire.”
Diário de Witold Gombrowicz relatando visita com um amigo pintor ao Museo de Bellas Artes de Buenos Aires em 1953


Anonymous said...

isso eh inevitavel e nao diz respeito soh a pintura. o q vc acha?

Paulodaluzmoreira said...

Sem dúvida. Mas é importante tentar remar contra e olhar para as coisas com os próprios olhos também!