“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!