Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Art of Staring Productively at Naked Bodies

"The ecstacy of creation is when, as an artist, you are one with and totally absorbed in the act. It is the same experience whether it is the act of painting, making music, or writing. The experience really obliterates all other considerations at that moment. The act of re-creating the visual experience of the models in front of me is absolutely absorbing, leaving no room for extraneous thoughts, sexual or otherwise." - Philip Pearlstein
Source: The Accidental Masterpiece by Michael Kimmelman
Image: Philip Pearlstein's Model with Old Iron Butcher Sign # 2 (2003)

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