Originally Posted by Sketchism71
I LOVE the poetic Goya quote and the shockingly candid Picasso quote and will post it here as teasers. I pulled it directly from Sketch's link. Please go there to see lots of cool stuff:
Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels. (Francisco de Goya)
From the moment that art ceases to be food that feeds the best minds, the artist can use his talents to perform all the tricks of the intellectual charlatan. Most people can today no longer expect to receive consolation and exaltation from art. The 'refined,' the rich, the professional 'do-nothings', the distillers of quintessence desire only the peculiar, the sensational, the eccentric, the scandalous in today's art. I myself, since the advent of Cubism, have fed these fellows what they wanted and satisfied these critics with all the ridiculous ideas that have passed through my mind. The less they understood them, the more they admired me. Through amusing myself with all these absurd farces, I became celebrated, and very rapidly. For a painter, celebrity means sales and consequent affluence. Today, as you know, I am celebrated, I am rich. But when I am alone, I do not have the effrontery to consider myself an artist at all, not in the grand old meaning of the word: Giotto, Titian, Rembrandt, Goya were great painters. I am only a public clown - a mountebank. I have understood my time and have exploited the imbecility, the vanity, the greed of my contemporaries. It is a bitter confession, this confession of mine, more painful than it may seem. But at least and at last it does have the merit of being honest. (Pablo Picasso, 1952)
Not sure if this was the part of the link to which you were directing us, but I just got a look for the first time at the notion of Standing Waves (WSM). Blew my mind! I proceeded to follow it up on YouTube, since the little video on Dr Wolff on that site was on YouTube. Forgive me for the digression from painting and drawing type Art, but it's your own fault.
The Art of Reality through the lens of Physics. . .phew!!!
Interestingly, the video on Dr Wolff video title includes the word "Philosophy", which is usually contained in scientific circles to be a bit of a lessening of importance. They use it to refer to things unproven, or at least to categorize it as a theory, something along the lines of a suspicion.
Very cool. Thanks, Sketch.