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The art of painting as role model

We call a role model a person that inspires the younger, mostly, with his or her positioning in life. Behavior and success are considered the key points, but the historical moment and the trends that go with it allow this positioning to come out as success and as likeable behavior, or not. Outside everyday life, role models are easy to identify in films, as well as in books; in a description so to say. But what if we’d remove the descriptive part and offer the values of a role model in pure art.

A painter would suggest this:

Painting has an important role to play in our society despite of what people and the art world itself proclaim with frequent judgements. Painting – the act of and the responsiveness to – is a role-model to the following:

  1. Self-sufficiency, to the reachable measure
  2. Non-consumerism
  3. A sense of devotion outside religions
  4. A measurable ability for concentration
  5. A chance for contemplation with result to non-navigated thoughts
  6. A movement of the brain in connection to the intelligent movements of the hands
  7. A sense that time and space expand, shrink and take forms in respond to our disposition
  8. A counter balance to art as entertainment
  9. A living connecting point to tradition and history
  10. A dimmer of human created noise

Thoughts by a a devoted painter and resilient advocate of the special quality that painting offers to the arts and to the commonalty.

#wijn&kunst
@wijn&kunst, setting up the exhibition “the taste of light”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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