September 19, 2009

On Beauty

It is difficult to explain how to capture beauty on a canvas or in a photograph. My eye knows it, by the firm fitting together of all the components. My heart brims over when I see it. There is a stillness in these captured moments which little else can match. I've heard it argued that the artist is a teacher, teaching others how to see the beautiful. This seems to me to be true, but I also think that the artist is learning day by day to see beauty anew. The artist needs to be able to see what is beautiful and (this perhaps is the most difficult) take hold of it within his own work.  

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