Posts Tagged ‘Simon Schama’

The Wind extinguished her candle

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Three doctor’s appointments down and three to go. Just taking one day at a time trying to get through them.

Been watching Simon Schama’s Power of Art on pbs, Last night it was Van Gogh and then Picasso. I have seen several portrayals of both artists already but it still interests me. In particular in the Van Gogh piece was the part where Vincent eats a tube of  yellow paint, I couldn’t get it out of my mind. I recalled (not that this is any where near as heinous) Jeffrey Daumer eating human hearts so that he would always have that person with him, Vincent was so enmeshed with painting he seemed to want to be the paint, one with the paint, quite insane really but I do think I understand it.

Picasso will always be interesting to me even if he was a raging misogynist. It never ceases to amaze me the abuse people will allow themselves to endure in order to be close to or associated with fame.