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Art is Veiled

March 20, 2007

Calm village 
‘Calm Village’, oil pastel on paper

Following on the last post, I copied down something Sting said during the documentary. It was along the lines of, if you are singing, ‘Down with this, down with that, that’s journalism, but, ‘Art is something else, something veiled’.

‘Something veiled’, art is mysterious, below the rational, beyond the  intellect. The X factor, the binding element, magic!
I so appreciate art that gives me room to use my own imagination. Songs, books, paintings -full of symbols and enchantment, honest pieces of someone’s world shared with me the listener, reader, viewer.

Work that says, ‘I have been to another world, and come back. Listen to me.’ (Mark Helprin, from Winter’s Tale).

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