Friday Inspiration: “Kandinsky says”

Kandinsky says:

by PAULO COELHO on MAY 3, 2013

Painting is an art.
And art is a power that should be aimed at developing the soul.
If art does not do this job, the abyss that separates us from God is left without a bridge.

The artist owes his talent to God and has to settle this debt.
To do this, he has to work hard, know that he is free in his art but not in his commitment to life.

Everything he feels and thinks is part of the raw material with which to improve the spiritual atmosphere around him.

Beauty, whether in art or in a woman, cannot be empty; it has to be at the service of humankind and the world.

The true work of art is born from the ‘artist’: a mysterious, enigmatic, and mystical creation.
It detaches itself from him, it acquires an autonomous life, becomes a personality, an independent subject, animated with a spiritual breath, the living subject of a real existence of being.

The artist is not a ‘Sunday child’ for whom everything immediately succeeds. He does not have the right to live without duty. The task that is assigned to him is painful, it is a heavy cross for him to bear.

There is no must in art because art is free.

Wassily Kandinsky

Tried to simply reblog this but no-go.

How true these words ring for me as I try to bring words to life.

Visit Paulo Coelho’s blog to see the original post, and more.

(2) Comments

  1. Paolo Coelho is one of my all time favourite authors, I will never forget my first time read of The Alchemist! As for Artists, it can be a heavy cross to bear, one we cannot ignore I have discovered.

    Sometimes it has its rewards though …. and here is one for you!
    I have nominated your blog for the Liebster Award – you post a lot of your writing for us to enjoy and without you I may never have made it out of Camp NaNoWriMo alive!

    Here’s a link to the post and if you could pingback if you accept it, I’d love to read your answers to the 11 questions!

    1. Thank you!!!! I am honored and will feverishly be wading through the blogs I read regularly to pass the torch! And it was great to have a fellow camper (even though we were in separate tents) to weather the experience with!

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