Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Everything is expressed through relationships.
Piet Mondrian

4 comments:

Ambera said...

absolutely true.

thinker said...

Yes, i like it too.
There is another related quote by Mondrian: "Every true artist has been inspired more by the beauty of lines and color and the relationships between them than by the concrete subject of the picture."
I don't think he is totally right here. I have noticed that people have a spontaneous urge to recognize something familiar to them when they are in front of an abstract painting. "What does it represent?", a question artists can hear so often proves it. And i think that the recognizable subject can also be a powerful and inspiring tool of expression.
It all depends what do you want to achieve with your art..

Robyn said...

Aah but thats the viewer asking "but what is it?" The artist can get lost in the colour and the effects that they have on each other etc.

thinker said...

I see your point, and i agree that artists are more "trained" do perceive on that level, to enjoy the pure, basic art elements put in relations.