Sunday, June 29, 2008

Masterpiece

Un chef-d'oeuvre est une bataille gagnée contre la mort.
A masterpiece is a battle won against death.
Jean Cocteau

4 comments:

Cécile said...

Hi Thinker!
I haven't been able to leave comments here for a while but i's nice to see that your blog is a daily visit for several bloggers now. :)
I like Cocteau very much, his strange and poetic drawings and his movies, like Orphée or Beauty and the Beast. He sure thought about death a lot but then who doesn't? This quote is a powerful one. Art is creation and creation is the energy of the living taking solid form...
I had not reaaly thought about that. :)

thinker said...

I'm so glad to see you here again, Cécile! I've read on your blog that you had a few crazy weeks, moved in a new place, it must have been tiring...
I agree with you about the quote, art is a great way to cheat on death, by saving your emotions and thoughts, making them permanent, trapped alive in material like a bird in a cage. In a way, after we finish an art piece,a part of us remains in it.
We had a great chat about Picasso before some time, and I've found a quote in a way connected with that conversation. Check it out, the post is called Public clown.

Robyn said...

"....saving your emotions and thoughts, making them permanent, trapped alive in material like a bird in a cage." .....now there's a good quote!

thinker said...

Thanks Robyn :)