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Today, a lecturer insisted to me that 'Guernica' could never be made again - that the world has changed - a painting just doesn't carry that significance in today's world. It's a very tired, common testament, but it's true, sadly.

This lack of interest is sad because the human passion put into certain paintings is sometimes felt by us personally, if we only give them the time. We each have our favourites: Vincent van Gogh died distressed and alone over a century ago, and yet there he is in the paint itself, embodying it, a deeply passionate man, hoping to comfort us in a way he believed he could, from human to human. This phenomenon is not a spectacle made by today's top artists, who impress with shock tactics and tiresome installations in the concept-heavy exhibition race. Touching us emotionally and awakening the good in us isn't even their concern.

For an incredibly long time we have done it: painting can record directly the humanity of the maker, to be with us, to help us know that passionate people cared before us - about us. If only for the sake of empathy and feeling, painting as a practice is worth preserving because paintings themselves are worth preserving. The great masters are still about the living, if we want them to be.

If you even gave the time to read this, and still you agree, please do share it with others. Thank you.


The time machine, 2014 by RyckRudd
The time machine, 2014
The time machine

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Xmas present for my grandparents. 
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veernausea Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
thanks dude!
RyckRudd Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure! Your sense for materials is exciting and I appreciate that you've given Art Nouveau women some personality. Being decorative but genuine isn't an easy feat to reach.
veernausea Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
Once again, thank you for your kind and supportive words, I really do appreciate them.
WhatWhoWhy Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Remember that you will never escape Guilt.
dakia Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
very interesting!
monikadalinkiewicz Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
wow!  Great gallery
katiousa15 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Happy birthday!!! All the best in you life!!Have your cake and eat it too Party 
tunglmyrkvi Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student
Hey there, I'm a big fan of your paintings. Keep up the good work!
NataliaDrepina Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks for points =)
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