Friday, February 3, 2017

Fernand Leger

Fernand Leger 1881-1955

"The feat of superbly imitating a muscle, as Michelangelo did, or a face, as Raphael did, created neither progress nor a hierarchy in art. Because these artists of the sixteenth century imitated human forms, they were not superior to the artists of the high periods of Egyptian, Chaldean, Indochinese, Roman, and Gothic art who interpreted and stylized form but did not imitate it."

 Love this sentiment from Leger.  The great myth of progress-- everything getting better with each generation and advancement is feeling not only like a farce but too narrow a way to look at the world.  Allowing for a plethora of people and cultures and their ways of thinking, making and interpreting as not only valid but valued is nourishing in art and society.   (a.k.a. F@*k you Trump)


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