sábado, 31 de janeiro de 2009

"One of the most original young painters of England, Lucien Freud, wrote very recently:"

'A moment of complete happiness never occurs in the creation of a work of art. The promise of it is felt in the act of creation, but disappears towards the completion of the work. For it is then that the painter realises that it is only a picture he is painting. Until then he had almost dared to hope that the picture might spring to life.'
(Ernst Hans Joseph Gombrich, Art and Illusion -
A Study in the psychology of pictorial representation
, 1956,
Sixth Impression 1988, Oxford, Phaidon Press, p. 80.)