Saturday, July 16, 2011

Letting Paint do the Painting

I saw the movie Cave of Forgotten Dreams lately. The paintings felt so real, immediate and freshly executed, the painter's hand so present. I was very moved. One of the scientists working on imaging the cave related an anecdote about an aboriginal painter who was invited to restore some paleolithic paintings in another location. He was asked why he painted. He answered, I don't paint, the spirit paints through me.


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