Sunday, October 30, 2011

Oct. 30th “Modigliani, Bling, and Adrian Gonzalez?”


"A few weeks ago I wrote a Burst on artist Amedeo Clemente Modigliani, who was considered after his death an artistic pioneer in depth, 3D, depiction of form and color, especially as a follower of Cezanne. While he is mostly known for his “nude” portrayals of his elongated mask like faces and rounded simplified shapes, he painted many of his clothed models with some classic clothing and a few timeless necklaces. Having watched “the Tourist” again, lately, I decided to put together one of my portrayals of the three beautiful women I characterized in the “ModigThree” which I painted and put on this blog earlier (plus painting listed by Google under “Modigliani woman” under images). This time I would paint her in character of one of the stars of the movie, a type of “Modigliani woman with a necklace”.

As I was doing this rendition, I thought about that scene in the movie where she entered the Ball and everyone there seemingly couldn’t take their eyes off her. Dressed to perfection she was stunning. I continued my thoughts with how most people want everyone to notice them. How that 15 seconds of fame is so big in our country and how kids turn into totally new characters when a video camera is pointed at them.

Having recently viewed a YouTube video on Adrian Gonzalez’s Testimony I was confronted with the truth of the world and the truth of the Bible. Adrian Gonzalez is the first baseman of the Boston Red Sox who signed a seven year $154 million dollar contract. In the video he talks about how important it is to have a personal relationship with Christ and what that relationship means in light of everything else. Money, position, relationships, security, and more can all be lost in a heartbeat, but Christ will never leave you or forsake you. A true relationship following Him brings true joy and can make the complete difference in your life.

As an artist I know that your mind travels and it travels to many areas, past, present, future, real, surreal, and imagined.

Spend real time immersing yourself in a painting that captures your heart. Ponder its meaning and engross yourself until your thoughts are truly occupied by where it takes you.”

“People we know or are related to don’t have all the answers
Many offer up advice from words that have the spin of dancers
Seeking what others have or greener grass won’t truly satisfy
Focusing on showing others who you are may make your words die
It’s so hard to step back and see, to take a whole new gaze or view
Some things are made to die and others are to be born anew!”

“Paintings release details and thoughts of the viewer whether realized or imagined. Seek His choice rather than your own. Have a great week!”

"Find my paintings, or may my paint-tings find you!"

Douglas Auld

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