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art things.

artwork by caio fonseca
pietrasanta painting p96.10
gouache on paper

i've been slooooooowly watching the 'art city' dvds, and forgot just how much i like caio fonseca. this series offers a glimpse into many artist's minds and studios...an archive that should not be missed by any art lover. agnes martin made me cry..her words fill me with such calm. she said all the things i think most artists believe, but don't necessarily know how to verbalize.

although this documentary is 10 years old, and some of the artists are no longer with us, the topics are still fresh - the hunger to make it in the art world, still sexy.


May. 12th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Papasan Princess Poppins
that papasan sounds positively dreamy. i can't wait to give it a test drive (or sleep!)

and you bring up a good point with dance, once it leaves your head, it's up to interpretation, much like fine art. but, then you ALSO have to contend with the dancers 'not getting it' or worse, challenging your original design and performing it into something completely different than what you intended. which in a way, could be bad or good, depending on your flexibility as an artist. in any case...it takes a brave soul to let your art go like that.

i miss watching you dance!
May. 13th, 2006 02:32 am (UTC)
Re: Papasan Princess Poppins
yeah, i was depressed with my tap and juggle class because the kiddies couldn't do it the way i had intended it to go, but the next week, i saw what they could do and what would work and i was happy enough with it. it is an interesting variable... the dancers! sometimes they bring things to life so much better and fuller than i had ever imagined it, and they add some of their other training (ballet for example) and add so much that all i can do is sit there with a stupid grin on my face the size of montana! other times i leave the studio feeling frustrated ("why can't they just keep their heels up?! they know they need to keep their heels up! i can't be the only one telling them to keep their heels up! grrr!") or depressed ("they'll never get it. i have so much to rework and change. boo hoo hoooo.") and other times, things are no big deal and all is well either way...

guess that keeps it interesting and challenging for me!

yeah, you have to try the papasan sometime. and i would LOVE to have you watch me dance. miss you.

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