What was the first thing to ever grabbed you? When? Have you ever been able to explain it? In this blog Krulwich describes his 8 year old little self being completely and utterly grabbed by a piece of artwork, a Cezanne. He asks the question, "How did Cezanne do this to me? I was 8!". One of my favorite blurbs is when Krulwich is describing the painting and remembering the first time he saw it at the Museum of Modern Art. "Paint became tree; tree became paint."
|Detail of: Paul Cezanne, French, 1839-1906|
|Pine and Rocks (Fontainebleau?), c. 1897|
|Oil on canvas|
Take a minute, it will really only take you probably two to read this quick blog post. Then think back to what is was that you saw that made you fall in love with art. Why are you making or writing about art? What GRABBED you?
This is mine.
|Francesco Mosca, called Moschino, Italian, 1525-1578|
Atalanta and Meleager with the Calydonian Boar, ca. 1564-1565