Sunday, June 24, 2012
Ion Vincent Danu, Artist from Shebrooke Qu.
I paint mostly in watercolor and acrylics but I cannot stop myself experimenting with all kind of other themes, materials and styles (The art dealers say this is not good but what the heck!?) I've learned to take pictures since I was 11-12 years old and a camera is always somewhere near. I use photography as a art in itself and also as an auxiliary source of inspiration and documentation for my drawings and paintings. Recently, I've started to work in the fascinating field of digital art.
Writing is a complementary mean to express myself (and, as Graham Greene, put it once: a therapy.) Being an admirer (not to say a huge fan!) of Vincent van Gogh I have a blog called just that: 'Van Gogh and I'. Please click here to visit the site.
In fact, what Graham Greene saidabout writing is, for me too, emblematic:
'Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or PAINT can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear which is inherent in the human situation. Auden noted: 'Man needs escape as he needs food and deep sleep.'
A couple of years ago I understood that my main vocation was to draw portraits (the thing Vincent van Gogh, his favorite artist, always wanted to do - and did - but less than he wanted...) Now, he is quite happy and hopes to stay like that...no matter what..."
To visit Ion's site to see his paintings, please click here.
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