11.21.2014

OLD MASTERS by NY Times {After 80, some people don’t retire. They reign}


MaraBilloso artículo del NYTIMES, me reconforta comprobar que todavía hay gente capaz de generar sensaciones con su arte... arquitectos, actores, artistas que condensan en cada arruga que surca su piel torrentes de talento...

"The portraits here are of men and women in their 80s and 90s, rich in the rewards of substantial and celebrated careers, and although I know none of them except by name and reputation, I’m asked why their love’s labor is not lost but still to be found. Why do they persist, the old masters? To what end the unceasing effort to discover or create something new? Why not rest on the laurels and the oars?

The short answer is Dr. Samuel Johnson’s, in a letter to James Boswell in 1777: “Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.”

A longer answer is that of the 19th-century Japanese artist Hokusai, who at 75 added a postscript to the first printing of his “One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji”:
“From the time that I was 6 years old I had the mania of drawing the form of objects. As I came to be 50 I had published an infinity of designs; but all that I have produced before the age of 70 is not worth being counted. It is at the age of 73 that I have somewhat begun to understand the structure of true nature, of animals and grasses, and trees and birds, and fishes and insects; consequently at 80 years of age I shall have made still more progress; at 90 I hope to have penetrated into the mystery of things; at 100 years of age I should have reached decidedly a marvelous degree, and when I shall be 110, all that I do, every point and every line, shall be instinct with life — and I ask all those who shall live as long as I do to see if I have not kept my word.” (...)" NYTIMES OLD MASTERS

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Wonderful images by Erik Madigan Heck

1 comentario :

  1. Fantástico artículo, siempre encuentras auténticas maravillas!! Gracias por compartirlo Ara!
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