Beloved , think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you: But rejoice , as you are sharing of Christ’s sufferings; that, when His glory shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy.
1Peter 4: 12 and 13 ( This is the same Peter who was crucified upside down. He is depicted in painting in ToledoCathedral later in this post)
EL Greco and Goya
I suffer for my art and despise the witless moneyed scoundrels who praise it.
You must study the Masters but guard the original style that beats within your soul and put to sword those who would try to steal it.
El Greco (He was a Greek painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaussance. This is his nickname. He liked his very long Greek name with Greek letters )
Always lines, never forms! But where do they find lines in nature? For my part I see only forms that are lit up and forms that are not. There is only light and shadow.
There are then many other art works of distinction which I hope I have given you a reminder of / the encouragement to look on line or visit one day.
Thank you for reading my post. I hope you have a very pleasant weekend. To my English friends I hope you are blessed by the service of thanksgiving for our Queen and all the special celebrations with friends.