Spread #87- Forget All The Roses March 26, 2010Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
Long time ago Henri Matisse said: “There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.” And I say, why paint a rose at all? Why put myself in a position of competing with the immeasurable beauty of creations of nature. I worship roses, and tulips, and butterflies, and birds, and crystals, and fossils, and shells, and seas, and pink skies, and green mountains, and deserts, and clouds, and…but I will never want to attempt replicating such masterpieces. I want to enjoy them with all my senses and beyond. In my pages I much rather bring fresh creations from my own peculiar mind. Being inspired by them? Absolutely. Painting them? Not interested. Where do you stand on ‘painting roses’?