Mar 9, 2023Liked by Frederick Woodruff

This artist’s statement is so true:

“Artists need to focus on their subject and what they want to reveal through their art; once they start thinking of the outcry and the response of those who will blame them for not considering them, it stops being art.”

Right, art dies when it panders.

I’m thinking of the Renaissance masters and their indifferent portraits of merchants and patrons. Never as passionate as when a vision seizes them and they work from the gut. Caravaggio's street boys, for instance. Or wild altarpieces with angels and devils, glory and transfiguration.

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