Day 2 Method: Art

Posted By Tiffany on Oct 2, 2015


Full Disclosure Statement Here


 

As I mentioned at the outset of my 31-day writing challenge: 31 Days of Methods In Madness, I’m going to approach each days’s topic according to a tip or subject of interest as it relates to the letters of the Alphabet. Today the letter of the day is:

 

A

 

for Art

 

Art, especially paintings fascinate me!  Perhaps it’s because I love art, the skill, the vision, the execution, but I lack the ability to paint. I can draw in a rudimentary way mostly due to the skills learned from Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, but painting escapes me.

 

And I believe no truer combination of method and madness will you find than in a painter. In fact, some say a great artist’s method is founded in madness.

 

Consider a few of the greats:

 

1. Van Gogh 

van-gogh-698329_1280 Van Gogh is said to have lopped off his left ear lobe.

 

2.  Picasso 

Picasso quote 31 Days of Methods In Madness Day 2- Art - Method vs. Madness #write31days

Picasso’s work speaks for itself.  Note his methodology in the quote above.

 

3.  Dali

salvador-dali-589765_1280

Dali looked the epitome of a mad man.

 

4.  Goya

Goya quote 31 Days of Methods In Madness Day 2- Art - Method vs. Madness #write31days

Goya possibly suffered from paranoid dementia, yet his methodology seemed concrete.

 

5.  Michelangelo

art-painting-285919_1280

Michelangelo supposedly suffered from bipolar disorder.

 

6.  Gauguin

Gauguin quote 31 Days of Methods In Madness Day 2- Art - Method vs. Madness #write31days

Gauguin, a peer and friend of Van Gogh admitted to dealing with depression and maintaining a successful method of painting despite that fact.

 

7.  O’Keefe

georgia-okeefe-396966_1280

O’Keefe apparently had a nervous breakdown which took her over two years to recover to the point of regaining her creative flow.

 

This post is Day 2 in a series called 31 Days of Methods In Madness. To read all the articles click here.

 

31 Days of Methods in Madness - Day 2- Art - Method vs. Madness - #write31days

 

Signature

P.S. What Is Your Favorite Painting?

 

 

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This