It is sweeter to wander with the wretched and outcasts than to sit crowned with roses at the banquets of the rich
Elisee Reclus

Friday, November 18, 2005

Back to Miracles for a moment...

'The most important tool the artist faith in their ability to produce miracles when they are needed. Art must be miraculous: the instant it is completed, the intimacy between the creation and the creator is ended. They are an outsider. Art must be for them, as for anyone, experiencing it later, a revelation, an unexpected and unprecedented resolution of an eternally familiar need'
Mark Rothko, The Romantics Were Prompted (1947)

Typed up to keep us on the old straight Exodus track lest we end up in a white cube believing ourselves to be the miracle...

1 comment:

bootgun said...

Rothko always has divinely inspired words about painting.