het recept van een kunstwerk



Vandaag tijdens het researchen over een recept voor kunst gestruikeld. Ik geef het hieronder even mee.

Met dank aan Mark Rothko –  “the recipe of a work of art – its ingredients – how to make it – the formula.”

Mark Rothko: [from the Pratt lecture]:

1. There must be a clear preoccupation with death – intimations of morality… Tragic art, romantic art etc. deals with the knowledge of death.

2. Sensuality. Our basis of being concrete about the world. It is a lustful relationship to things that exist.

3. Tension. Either conflict or curbed desire.

4. Irony. This is a modern ingredient (the Greeks didn’t need it) – the self-effacement and examination by which a man for an instant can go on to something else.

5. Wit and Play… for the human element.

6. The ephemeral and chance… for the human element.

7. Hope. 10% to make the tragic concept more endurable. (For those who want to know – the Greeks never mentioned it.)

Kunst, gaat hij verder, draait veel meer om universele concepten, zoals sterfelijkheid of ironie, dan dat het probeert – of moet proberen een uitdrukking van een individuele persoonlijkheid te zijn.

“I have never thought that painting a picture has anything to do with self-expression. It is a communication about the world to someone else. After the world is convinced about this communication it changes. The world was never the same after Picasso or Miró. Theirs was a view of the world which transformed our vision of things. All teaching about self-expression is erroneous in art; it has to do with therapy. Knowing yourself is valuable so that the self can be removed from the process.”