|Another study from deck Gouache on paper 4" x 5 1/2"|
I was angry yesterday and you got a whiff of it in my blog entry. I was angry because I sense in our culture the loss of courage to be real. On the one hand, I had been witness to an artist hiding behind plagiarism in order to be bold and acceptable; on the other, young artists being instructed to be bold, to push the limits of their "creative boundaries and technical skills," but left unsaid was that their productions had to be acceptable to the bias of their judges.
Chopin made a discovery that evolved from his native creative process. It was radical and challenging to accepted standards of his time. But it happened as a result of an evolving process, allowing his acquired skills to respond to his imagination. I'd like to see more of today's artists claim that kind of courage.