Louise Nevelson “Night Flight #1”
“Creation is always kind of innocent and refreshing… always virginal to me… and it’s always a surprise. “
-Louise Nevelson (Born September 23, 1899)
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 Virgo (August 23-September 23). They are symbolized by a maiden gathering wheat, a summation of their temperament: a reserved, industrious gleaner and organizer.
- High Strung
Can you see the Virgo personality reflected in the work and words of these artists?
Margaret Keane “The Stray”
“I’d rather be home alone, painting.”
-Margaret Keane (Born September 15, 1927)
Jacob Lawrence “The Seamstress”
“When the subject is strong, simplicity is the only way to treat it.”
-Jaconb Lawrence (Born September 7, 1917)
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres “Grande Odalisque”
“The chief consideration for a good painter is to think out the whole of his picture, to have it in his head as a whole… so that he may then execute it with warmth and as if the entire thing were done at the same time.”
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (Born August 29, 1780)
Jean Arp “Man, Mustache, Navel”
“Ever since my childhood, I was haunted by the search for perfection. An imperfectly cut paper literally made me ill. I would guillotine it.”
-Jean Arp (Born September 16, 1886)
Maurice Quentin de La Tour “Self Portrait”
“It is maintained the painters see the same object differently, for example in respect to color, and that due to this variation in their vision one can immediately recognize their works, even from a distance.”
-Maurice Quentin de La Tour (Born September 5, 1704)
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