OBSESSIONS

REQUIRED READING:

https://www.pushkin.fm/episode/hallelujah/



Cezanne was obsessed with the same subjects over and over again. Pictured above are several different iterations of a portrait of his wife.


He is a "EXPERIMENTAL GENIUS"

He is never satisfied, iteration after iteration, never finished.

He destroyed his own work, abandons it, doesn’t sign his name to it, he is obsessed with his ideas.


His creative path is not clear no linear, he just follows his obsession.


Many artistic movements stem from obsession.

  • Baroque→ obsession with ornamentation

  • Impressionism→ obsession with light and color

  • Surrealism→ obsession with the dream-like

  • Cubism→ obsession with de and re constructing

  • Minimalism→ obsession with simplicity

ARTISTS

Yayoi Kusama

Clayton Merril

Grace White

Sarah Stoddard




FURTHER READING

https://artgateblog.altervista.org/kusama-how-obsession-becomes-art/

https://www.kcrw.com/culture/shows/art-talk/when-artistic-inspiration-becomes-obsession



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