Sunday, 14 January 2018
...every act seems to be caught in an equivocal transition between day and night or vice versa; in other words, in the inquietude and expectation of an unpredictable change.
Sarai Sherman was a Pennsylvania-born Jewish American artist whose work, both in America and Europe shaped international views of women and abstract expressionism. She was a significant twentieth century painter and sculptor known for her abstract paintings, prints and ceramics. Her conceptual ideas were comparisons between reality and reminiscences, and a compelling concern with the world of others. At time s her work was full of symbolic content.
The Italian art critic Duilio Morosini in her 1977 essay talks of Sherman showing a major recurring theme of an isolated urban solitude (expressed by an standardization of choices, in personal ideals and practical solutions, and hence the disappearance of feeling and communication). In her painting the characters do not rely upon indicative details, rather upon the “whole” with its resolute “aura” (inherent in such pictorialization of the thought imagery).
Posted by Telemachus at 10:01
Sunday, 7 January 2018
A ship is safe in the harbor,
But that's not what ships are built for.
Because in the sum of our human gleams,
We have created the vessel for our dreams.
Its purpose: to retrieve the alien shore,
To scout, seek, achieve and explore.
...And the harbored ships that fritter away,
Slowly begin to rot and decay.
(Gael Attal, 2009)
Posted by Telemachus at 16:44