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How to paint a picture

Painting is not only a matter of talent; there are also rules. Like everything in life.


A logical question among those who carry out other types of activities.

The artist has something to tell, through his own poetics, but using the  “ laws”  that make art; as well as the law and all kinds of profession. The difference with the Bar, to make a comparison, is that even if he is a passionate person with good speech, he cannot defend anyone judicially, without knowledge of the law.

In art it is also impossible to achieve an aesthetic fact without this knowledge of laws, in this case artistic. This demitifies that the artist is  “genius”  by inspiration or talent alone. The  “what to paint” ,  “how” , happens after deciding the  “laws of art” appropriate and chosen for that painting; those that are apprehended from the artistic tradition.

With football, parallelism would be if you are going to play the ball or are going to do it professionally, where talents arise only from answering certain rules. Then you'll be  Messi , or a good professional.

In short: on the fabric you're not free and on the football field either. The fabric to be painted has its intrinsic conditions and must be studied; teachings easy to acquire from those who know how to transmit it.

From this, you can be a great painter and get excited about making a play, like with a goal scored, but with less expressive and bodily theatricality. The game of art is playful, but with laws.

Like everything in life.

Publication Date: 23/06/2018

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