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From the Heart/ Chagall

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Marc Chagall– The Betrothed and Eiffel Tower, 1913

If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.

–Marc Chagall

Monday. Let’s just look at a couple of Chagall paintings, okay? Can’t go wrong that way.

Plus, his advice above is some that I have found to be true and try to emulate in my own work. I have found that concepts that form intuitively in the moment almost always prove to be more natural and lasting than those that are thought out in the mind. Work formed in and directed by the unconscious part of our brain usually possesses an organic reality that can’t be matched by the workings of our conscious brain.

I have talked about this in past gallery talks. Instinct over intellect– the fact that we our conscious mind can’t match the power of our intuitions and instincts because we are simply not as smart as we believe ourselves to be.

The work of the heart always outshines that of the head.

If you need further proof, just look at these Chagalls.

Marc Chagall Hour Between Wolf and Dog (Between Light and Darkness)Marc Chagall Song of SongsMarc ChagallMarc Chagall The Warmarc_chagall-wedding-imageMarc Chagall_The Fiddler

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