January has come and gone and February 14th, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching.
This prompted us to direct our thoughts to investigating the connection between art & love. We love what we do at Artist Generations, but we also know that creating art is filled with all of the emotional turmoil one finds in a relationship; joy when it is going well, self-doubt and unhappiness when it is not, contentment in the small day to day and at times, sheer elation of being in a special moment.
Do you believe there is an art-love connection? These artists certainly thought so and made it clear in the following quotes:
“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.” Marc Chagall
“In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.” Marc Chagall
“A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.” Paul Cezanne
“Nothing can be accomplished without love.” Henri Matisse
We believe in all of the above and that is how we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day next week by focusing on creating from the heart. If, and when, a piece speaks to us with the magic elements of design, perhaps a new collection will be born this February, with love from us to you!
New to our studio this month are.....
JOY RIDE by Wendy Fee ~ Acrylic on Terraskin ~ 36 x 24
BROKEN by Reni Fee ~ Oil on Canvas 30 x 40
We want to leave you with one last quote that inspires us as artists and as a mother-daughter team:
“Stay firmly in your path and dare; be wild two hours a day.” Paul Gauguin
Happy Valentines Day from us to you, and remember, WHY NOT WEAR ART?
Wendy & Reni xoxo