Commitment, proof of true passion!

New York Art Trip
My post on napkins!

“Commitment” in art is indeed the thriving force behind talent and a proof of true passion.

Just came out from visiting the Steins Collect at the Met in New York; I am writing this post of cafeteria napkins (on left).  This exhibit shows the crucial impact that Gertrude Stein and her family had in creating “a new standard of taste for modern art”. And I am wondering about the criterias behind the Steins’ lucid choice of unknown and even mocked artists, such as Picasso and Matisse, who would become art icons of the 20th century. I would say that besides the family’s passion for art, vision and profound respect toward human creativity, they were aware that these artists were truly unique, passionate about their art and most important, fully committed to their work.

Among my advanced art students, I am starting to witness uniqueness and passion. In fact, I have managed to get a few of them into art galleries. However, what seems to miss is a decision to fully commit; so oblivion is just around the corner…

“Commitment” is indeed the thriving force behind talent and a proof of true passion!

One thought on “Commitment, proof of true passion!

  1. Dear ,

    It is a wonderfull exhibition .

    And what a pleasure to see the portrait of Gertrude Stein by Riba-Rovira .
    Beside Tchelitchew and Balthus .

    Learning with the Preface Gertrude Stein wrote for his first exhibition in the Galerie Roquepine in Paris on 1945 .Where we can read Gertrude Stein writing Riba-Rovira “will go farther than Cezanne…will succeed in where Picasso failed…I am fascinated ” by Riba-Rovira Gertrude Stein tells us .

    And you are you also fascinated indeed as Gertrude Stein by this artist Riba-Rovira ?

    But Gertrude Stein spoke also in this same page about Matisse and Juan Gris .And we learn Riba-Rovira went each week in Gertrude Stein’s saloon rue Christine .
    With Edward Burns and Carl Van Vechten we can know Riba-Rovira did others portraits of Gertrude Stein .

    But we do not know where they are ;and you do you know perhaps ?

    With this wonderful portrait we do not forget it is the last time Gertrude Stein sat for an artist who is Riba-Rovira .

    This exhibition presents us a world success with this last painting portrait before she died .

    Both ,it is one of the last text where she gives her last art vision .As a light over that exhibition now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York .

    Coming from San Francisco “Seeing five stories” to Washington and now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York for our pleasure .

    And the must is to see for the first time in the same place portraits by Picasso, Picabia, Riba-Rovira, Tall-Coat, Valloton and others.

    You have the translate of Gertrude Stein’s Riba-Rovira Preface in english Gertrude Stein’s page in Wikipedia and in the catalog gertrude Stein’s Preface 1945 exhibition, you can see in first place the mention of this portrait .And also other pictures Gertrude Stein bought him .

    Another place where you can see now Riba-Rovira’s works is an exhibition in Valencia in Spain “Homenage a Gertrude Stein” by Riba-Rovira in Galleria Muro ,if you like art …



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