“There are idiots who define my work as abstract; yet what they call abstract is what is most realistic. What is real is not the appearance, but the idea, the essence of things.” – Constantin Brancusi
This is Bird in Space by Constatin Brancusi. This one’s made of marble and is housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. There are fifteen other sculptures that are similar to this one, made of marble or cast in bronze.
This is Sleeping Muse. You see, she’s sleeping. She’s also a woman… see those delicate features, that tiny mouth?
I think there’s no such thing as abstract art. And modern art is not going down the drain… it’s become primitive, but in a good way. Art is about feelings. Modern art is trying to get to the essence of things.
But now the thing is… can you really get to understand the essence if you don’t have to work for it, if you don’t have to take away countless layers before finding it?
Just a question in case you didn’t have anything to ponder about today.