William Blake “Centaur”
“I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity.”
-William Blake ( born November 28, 1757)
I don’t believe the stars control our fates, or can be used to tell our fortunes. But life has proven to me again and again the time of year a person is born does seem to influence their personalities.
Why would this be the case? I have no idea. But my observations show me the universe is full of patterns, cycles, all evidence of the great underlying order beyond our limited human perceptions. The pseudo-science of astrology is the result of centuries of study on human behavior. Somehow we find echos of our souls projected out into a cosmic scale; around and around we all go, playing our variations of the 12 eternal roles manifested in symbols of animals, mythical beasts, and human archetypes.
We are now in the time of Sagittarius (November 22 -December 21). They are symbolized by the centaur archer, a summation of their temperament: always galloping around excitedly, while innocently shooting off arrows of tactless commentary.
Can you see the Sagittarius personality reflected in the work and words of these artists?
Walt Disney and friends
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”-Walt Disney (born December 5, 1901).
Edvard Munch “Four Stages in Life”“My whole life has been spent walking by the side of a bottomless chasm, jumping from stone to stone. Sometimes I try to leave my narrow path and join the swirling mainstream of life, but I always find myself drawn inexorably back towards the chasm’s edge, and there I shall walk until the day I finally fall into the abyss.”-Edvard Munch (born December 12, 1863)..
“My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out. What am I doing right?”-Charles Shulz (born November 26, 1922)..
“The true work of art is born from the Artist: a mysterious, enigmatic, and mystical creation. It detaches itself from him, it acquires an autonomous life, becomes a personality, an independent subject, animated with a spiritual breath, the living subject of a real existence of being.”-Wassily Kandinsky (born December 16, 1866)
8 thoughts on “ART QUOTES: Sagittarius Artists”
This was GREAT, Rick.
My mother is a Sag. Her and her mother were big into astrology, supposed my grandmother was good enough to get paid for it. Anyway they always said that your natal sign was your potential in life and your rising sign was the lens that focused your potential.
Have been busy with the latest installation of my own performance art project. It has roots back to Dante and can be done on a regular basis. It has a lot of pathos, high expectations, self doubt, unexpected elation, the depths of despair (Munch would love it), and much much more. I call it “The Angry Golfer”!
The Dante tie in, well he had the 9 levels of hell, I’ve got eighteen. Anyway that’s an italian for you, has a bad front nine (rings of hell) and has to go home and write a book about it, which turns out to be a classic which everyone talks about, few have read, and almost no one understands.
I really like the “Centaur”, but they make terrible caddies, too excitable.
Great personal connections-golf as art, awesome!
“Great personal connections-golf as art”, well when I see a portrait of Cezanne with art product logos all over his smock…………………
And his great paintings like “The Boost Mobile Card Players” and “Proctor and Gamble Still Life with Apples”
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