My Thoughts on Artists

I visited Van Gogh Alive exhibition. His art and life overwhelmed me. I was overtaken by a range of emotions. I was exhilarated by his unique vibrant earthy brush strokes and accompanied by sadness of him dying a tormented man. I was encouraged by the brotherly love which Vincent and Theo shared. He believed in him and devoted his life to support him and promote his art.

Vincent’s art to me, spoke the flesh and blood labouring and mental reality in humanity; almighty God’s undeniable beautiful creation in nature; an extraordinary gifted man’s journey in self-discovery, self-doubt and unquenchable passion in life itself.

We may be sadden by the fact that Vincent died a poor, insane and unknown artist who seemed to labour in vain.

On the other hand, we may be encouraged by the fact that his God given talent, gift and passion withstands the test of time and human limitation.

Some, if not most of us feel defeated by the fact that our writings have not been acknowledged or recognised. There are few of us will gain the approval of man while we are still alive. I don’t know about you. I can only speak for myself. My passion for writing doesn’t die just because unseen by men. It is part of who I am. My Creator who fashioned me sees me.

– Psalm 139:13-14
For You shaped me, inside and out.
You knitted me together in my motherโ€™s womb long before I took my first breath.
I will offer You my grateful heart, for I am Your unique creation, filled with wonder and awe.
You have approached even the smallest details with excellence;
Your works are wonderful;
I carry this knowledge deep within my soul.

Van Gogh Alive Sydney 1 October 2020

Author: Cassa Bassa

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ inquisitive, observant, witty, a thinker, was a misfitย child ๐Ÿ˜Š

5 thoughts on “My Thoughts on Artists”

  1. This is such a interesting topic and discussion you brought up. I often read that art is tied to the soul, the essence of ourselves. Partly, entertainment is the role of any art form, but there are also other reason to create art, as it might 1) teach/inspire others, 2) collect a history, etc…. However, perhaps it’s main role it as a connector, to a higher power or to each other. But I think you’re right. We all may wish or long for more success but the in the end the true art is about the process of creation, not the material results, and it is something that comes from within, “a passion doesnโ€™t die just because unseen by men,” is a good way a putting it. After all, art is usually created when nobody else is around.

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    1. And we cannot forget the origins of art in cave artโ€ฆ certainly that wasn’t done for what is viewed as modern-day economic ‘success’/mass recognition :). The pure desire to create art will always exist in humans.

      I mean it’s humbling, isn’t it, to look at examples of cave art from tens of thousands of years ago, and to feel that connection which is the desire to be creative and to communicate!

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