Saturday, August 23, 2014

“And hence in art, every space or touch in which we can see everything, or in which we can see nothing, is false. Nothing can be true which is either complete or vacant; every touch is false which does not suggest more than it represents, and every space is false which represents nothing.”
In this art instruction given by John Ruskin, I couldn't help but draw the comparison with people; in every person in which we can see nothing or think we can see everything, it is false. In every person there is more than represented by casual acquaintance.
Painting by Daniel Gerhartz.  


Douglas Abbott said...

This is a beautiful print, Fred. It really captures the simply purity of life as it was meant to be. What a strange world we live in, here in the 21st century.

FCB said...

Yes, I was captured by it as well, something very peaceful and simple about her focused attention to every detail, I'm sure.