quinta-feira, 15 de outubro de 2009

Retrato do artista enquanto jovem

Mondrian, 1908Mondrian, 1944

A Dog's Life (vídeo no link)

Limelight (vídeo no link)
Chaplin, 1918Chaplin, 1952

Portinari, 1920Portinari, 1958
The wide playgrounds were swarming with boys. All were shouting and the prefects urged them on with strong cries. The evening air was pale and chilly and after every charge and thud of the footballers the greasy leather orb flew like a heavy bird through the grey light. He kept on the fringe of his line, out of sight of his prefect, out of the reach of the rude feet, feigning to run now and then. He felt his body small and weak amid the throng of the players and his eyes were weak and watery. Rody Kickham was not like that: he would be captain of the third line all the fellows said. ...
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Joyce, 1916Joyce, 1939

Picasso, 1897Picasso, 1969

Piano Concerto No. 1, Opus 15 (vídeo no link)

Sinfonia no. 9, Opus 125 (vídeo no link)
Beethoven, 1797Beethoven, 1824

12 comentários:

  1. (Só pra não passar batido: no Chaplin e Beethoven os thumbnails são links pras obras correspondentes no YouTube; no Joyce tem links pro texto integral; nos demais são links pras reproduções em tamanho maior.)

  2. I've always loved that early work of Picasso's for what it says about our perception of art and artists. I used to teach a college English composition course at the University of Connecticut. The first lesson I would teach each semester was to show the students that early painting of Picasso's, along side one from his later career. I would ask them to talk about which painting was more mature and required more skill. Many but not all usually picked the early one, which ended up prompting some really interesting discussions on the perspective of art from the young students.

  3. Impressionante como muda a percepção. Isso aconteceu um pouco comigo. Óbvio que não quero me comparar com os cara ali, mas foi mais ou menos assim.

    Qdo comecei a tocar guitarra, eu me preocupava em fazer o maior numero de notas por segundo que eu conseguisse. Técnica era tudo!

    Conforme o tempo foi passando, eu vi que isso não era tão importante. Uma música boa e bonita não precisa necessariamente ser uma virtuose ;)

    Hoje me preocupo mais com a composição e execução do que a técnica própriamente dita...

  4. Excelente post Hisham!

    Impressionante o contraste, com a técnica desconstruída no tempo, dando lugar à personalidade do artista.

  5. Acho que foi Orson Welles que disse que as melhores obras de um artista são aquelas que ele faz ao vinte anos ou aos setenta -- ou algo assim.

    Aplica-se ao Chaplin.

  6. Água mole pedra dura... passarinho na mão é... vendaval! :p

  7. Norman: so true. More than a matter of skill, I think the greatest difference between early and later works is how the later works, in Picasso's case, show a clear identity. You can immediately tell it's Picasso. Same with Mondrian. I don't want to go one by one as I think each of these artists has a different story and I don't have an all-encompassing theory about that (that's why I wanted just to collect and display some works and not write about them). But it's an interesting subject to think about. :)

  8. Jean: interessante também é ver como no início muito do trabalho é dominar a técnica. Depois passa a ser criar a sua técnica.

  9. Ouvi uma professora de técnica vocal dizendo certa vez que, primeiro, tem que se aprender como se faz, para depois "desaprender" e se fazer o que se quer. Acho que é mais ou menos essa ideia de "criar a sua técnica".

  10. Sim, acho que é essa a idéia mesmo.