Instead of looking for superficial esoteric meaning at the surface, or 'hidden' mysteries, maybe we should recognize the miracles in the very real truth and beauty of the work and let that inspire us. Maybe even to find our own place in the last supper, thus participating and continuing the story of revelation.
Technology may very well have marched onwards, but when it comes to the human condition, it is clear we know no more and no less today than those who were able to create such miraculous and sophisticated works of art as long ago as the iron age.
There’s something about learning to draw that fascinates us. Today, seeing a representational drawing done in real-time or even a time-lapse video of a drawing can almost seem like magic. We’re left astonished, wondering, “How did they do that?”
Laura Grenning is one of the leading Gallerists focusing on representational Art in the US. In this interview, she gives artists advice on approaching a gallery and maintaining a successful relationship with a gallerist.
Mantyk, a self-taught musician originally from New Zealand, shared with Canvas her inspiration for this song, about crossing disciplines for inspiration, and her belief in the sacred and transformative potential of creating.