A good friend once told me to write about what I love.
ARTIST: 5 of my Top Inspirators
In his lifetime he was also often called Il Divino (“the divine one”).
Lived and dedicated 88 yrs to passion and art. One of the qualities most admired by his
contemporaries was his ability to create a sense of awe-inspiring grandeur in his art.
His passion lives on in his art and the many he has inspired like me.
Leonardo da Vinci:
His incredible imagination, his appetite for invention and his “unquenchable
curiosity” and “feverishly inventive imagination”. Even his Resume is remembered
today and held up as an example to follow. His sketchbooks are impossible to look at
without being inspired and motivated to think and create. We only got 67 yrs of
his thinking, what a mind and what an inspiration.
Gave us 91 yrs of his thinking. Turning the art world on its head over and over again
during his lifetime. Blue Period, Rose Period, African-influenced Period, Cubism,
Classicism, Surrealism and all his later works speak to his dedication to change.
His sketchbooks tell a wonderful story and you can see his thinking there.
Inspired to change, to experiment and to take chances.
He has the unique ability to take unrelated objects, place them together in a painting,
give them new meaning and tell his own story.
In his book “50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship” he states, “the goal of an artist is
to inspire the viewer to ask, How did he do that?” The mystery is in the hand and mind
of the artist the answers are always in the work/paintings.
His mystery lived with us for 84 yrs.
Popism is the gift he gave us. His ability to observe the world around us and present
it as Art, POPART, everyday things we live with, all art of one kind or another.
His Soup Cans, Elvis, Marylyn all speak to his powers of observation.
The Factory, a research facility for his mind. His courage to see things as they are
and present them plainly for us to see sometimes for the first time, should inspire
all of us to look to the POP for inspiration. He gave us 58 yrs and is still giving
us inspiration today.
Michelangelo: Inspires the Passion of Expression
Leonardo da Vinci: Inspires the Imagination
Pablo Picasso: Inspires the Search for Change
Salvador Dali: Inspires the Mystery of Thought
Andy Warhol: Inspires the Observation of POP CULTURE
“Let inspiration flow it is the road that leads to the communication of new ideas.”