“Le but de l’art, c’est la délectation…”(Nicolas Poussin)

N.B. ce poste m’a été inspiré par la présence en France au Centre Pompidou(Paris) de Jeff Koons, artiste moderne controversé qui aura prouvé qu’on peut faire n’importe quoi et l’appeler “art” ou “pop art”… 🙂 comme son “chien-fleur” devant l’entrée principale du musée Guggenheim de Bilbao – et ses tulipes géantes, à côté de “l’arbre à boules” d’Anish Kapoor… au fait, ma montre-Walmart(à 5$!) et mon bracelet de perles plastifiées(à 2 euros!) pourraient bien être de “l’art personnel”! 🙂

est-ce que ses œuvres ont un intérêt intellectuel ou esthétique, sont-elles belles et peuvent être considérées de l’art? – en sachant que la beauté ne suffit jamais à le définir ou à l’exprimer… son art est à l’image de notre société contemporaine de consommation, passée par la communication et le culte des images… une œuvre d’art ne reflète ni la beauté, ni la vérité de notre monde, car la Nature et tout ce qu’elle implique ou possède, existent simplement, alors que nous autres humains, avons besoin de l’art pour nous extérioriser… aucun artiste de génie ne pourra atteindre la perfection de la Nature: il copiera ou imitera les beautés qu’elle nous offre sans jamais les égaler, hélas… d’ailleurs, tout art devient un miroir universel pour chacun de nous et nous essayons de nous y retrouver… devrions-nous “imiter” la Nature et “le beau”?… on le peut, avec des photos, mais combien d’elles seront une imitation ou une copie convenable?!… quant à copier “le beau”, soyons lucides: tout véritable et authentique artiste digne de ce nom invente et crée, ne copie pas, n’imite pas… 🙂

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Quant aux génies en art, ce sont des modèles de référence, ceux qu’on imite, d’où le paradoxe – original et exemplaire à la fois, l’art se reconnaît dans ses exceptions – son unique règle… 🙂 les grands artistes singuliers, incomparables dont les œuvres traversent les âges et durent, sont ceux qui ont “mélangé” solitude et universalité, subjectivité si objectivité, discipline et spontanéité – un vrai miracle artistique différent de celui des sciences… découvertes ou créations, je me demande ce qu’aura été notre vie et notre monde sans Gutenberg, Newton, Einstein ou Michel-Ange, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Cézanne ou Platon, Kant, Nietzsche, Shakespeare, Hugo ou Bach, Mozart, Beethoven?!… et puis qui a besoin de posséder un tableau, une sculpture, une partition musicale pour en être touché, bouleversé et de se réjouir l’esprit de ce qu’on aime et qu’on essaie de connaître?!… l’essence même de l’art ressemble à un beau poème et nous tous à des poètes, car la beauté de l’art nous rend plus humains, plus cultivés, plus heureux… 🙂

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Posted on 8 December 2014, in melanie. Bookmark the permalink. 69 Comments.

  1. Bonjour Mélanie,

    je suis venue ici par curiosité après avoir vu que tu avais aimé un de mes commentaires iconoclastes chez Elisabeth Berger. Je m’interroge sur le consensus en faveur des œuvres de Koons dans les médias et les milieux artistiques. Je crains d’être une béotienne car ses œuvres ne me touchent pas… Passe une bonne journée, Mo

  2. Imaginitive artwork or sculptures, either way the artist has a great talent in sharing his works, they are unusual and pleasing to the eye, pity Australia doesn’t have great artists who can create out of the mindset of the usual. Cheers! Emu aka Ian

  3. I’m not familiar with Koons’ work. It is interesting to me though – I often feel like a lot of art to me I respond w/… “really? that’s art.” or sometimes the choice has been already made for me like – is a great artist.. and maybe I will agree or not but automatically assume it to be true because whoever has declared it such. I sometimes wonder as well how much of how what is perceived as art is cultural. It’s an interesting subject. I think this is my favorite post of yours that I’ve read so far. 🙂 🙂

    • hi and thanx for liking this post!… btw, my blog is a virtual playground, not a Nobel prize race… have you read my “about”?… I don’t hold any absolute truth, I don’t try to impose myself, to give lessons, to prove or to show off anything, both virtually or/and in real life. After all, I’m not a ‘facebook status’ or a ‘blog post’ to be liked… 🙂

      • Actually my comment wasn’t intending to imply any of that about you. Your post got me thinking about my own experience w art and how i sometimes don’t agree w what whoever decides is great art so if anything your ideas sparked my inner process and i wanted to share. I wasn’t being sarcastic when i said this is one of my favorite posts of yours that i read. I genuinely enjoyed it.

  4. I love it! Thank you for taking us on your wonderful journeys!

  5. Un billet très intéressant par la réflexion qu’il suscite Mélanie. J’avais beaucoup de mal à m’intéresser à l’art moderne jusqu’au jour où certaines œuvres et artistes ont provoqué un déclic adéquat. Bonne soirée! Bisous!

  6. Cum ziceai, artistul și arta lui sunt oglinda care reflectă Natura, Frumosul. Ei, dar sunt oglinzi de cristal și oglinzi de sticlă proastă sau chiar de plastic…

  7. Natura e o expresie, o exprimare. La fel e și arta. Pentru artist, e un fel de a conferi spațiu și timp unei prezențe interioare.

    • pentru mine, Natura-i unica prin simpla-i existenta: doar “ea” poate si face tot, cum afirma Montaigne… pe când oamenii au nevoie de arta pentru a se exprima si-a se exterioriza… nici-un artist genial n-a reusit sa egaleze perfectiunea “ei”! 🙂

      • Cred că natura este doar un exterior, provenind dintr-o lume interioară în care unii pretind că au intrat. Ceilalți, care nu pretind asta, rămân să se minuneze de ceea ce se vede, se aude, se pipăie, se miroase, se gustă, plus ceva simțiri ”paranormale”.

        • da, asa-i: un imens decor exterior si interior(grote, pesteri, abisuri oceanice…) ah, desi am o intuitie ce rareori ma va fi înselat, nu “le” am cu “paranormalilii”(sic!) – neam de loc… 🙂

  8. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! 🙂

  9. I can hear, read or see anything if the author puts his/her heart in it and not the love for money (i.e. of the latter the 95% of folkloric musicians in Peru) I like Koon’s puppy but I’m not sure if he just is more like a businessman than an artist. Time will tell, mostly my favorite artists are from XIX century, although there is a contemporary Peruvian artist that exposes in France too, Fernando de Szyszlo, whose work I appreciate a lot. Do you like Centre Pompidou, Mélanie? That centre is a historic and revolutionary building (the architecture and structure is thought to reconfigure its inner spaces to new functions, the services are outside and the structure) and intellectually it’s exciting but as architecture, at least in photos, I find it not so beautiful, as an American (or as US citizens prefer, South American) I’m closer to US (Frank Lloyd Wright, Kahn), Mexico (Barragán, Legorreta) or Japan (Tadao Ando) than Europe although I’d love to visit the Oslo Opera House by Snøhetta. Saludotes 🙂

    Post-Data: smart text in your watch:”watch it” XP

    • JK est un bizarre personnage, you know… more into business than into art! 😉 if you have some spare time, read his bio(résumé!) and you’ll realize who he is… I’ve always disliked the architecture of Centre Pompidou like lots of other people(we call it Beaubourg!), but during several years in Paris, I used to go there for interesting exhibitions, both local and foreign. Btw, have you recently seen Frank Gehry’s Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris?… it looks like Guggenheim-Bilbao! 🙂 I did visit the Opera House in Oslo, there’s a photo with it @ one post… 🙂

      P.S. smart text for a smart lady… 😉

      • Every building of Frank Gehry has the same shape. I prefer simpler architecture focused more in the people who is going to use it than in the professional that designed it. Although the foundation looks at least a bit different :-), Have you ever been in Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles? It’s that building I’d like to know. According to the drawings and photos I’ve the same feeling as you that the Guggenheim of New York by Frank Lloyd Wright is more desirable to visit than the one in Bilbao. imho the museum in NY is accompanying the art and not competing with it. I feel relieved about Beaubourg, I know it’s successful and useful but thought I was the only person on Earth that couldn’t consider it beautiful 😀 Thanks smart lady 😉

        • I’ve been to LA 4 times, and I may go again in 2015, but Frank Gehry’s Concert Hall has never been/won’t be on my list… c’est grave Dr FR?!… 😉 you’re welcome, HYM = handsome young man! 🙂

          • It’s just a personal preference, just go where your heart says to go, there is no time to see much more 😉 hmmm “handsome”, dear Mélanie, I’m going to save for glasses for you, hehe, just kidding 😀 thanks very much! if it’s said by a beautiful lady, then it has to be true. Kind regards 🙂

            • sure, I did get your point, FR: de gustibus et de coloribus non disputandum… 🙂 @handsome… there’s a popular French saying: ça ne coûte rien d’être aimable, mais ça peut rapporter “gros”… = it costs nothing to be nice(kind), but it can bring you back a lot… 😉 RR = respectful regards… olé! 🙂

  10. Melanie, esti o poezie a naturii. Împletesti frumusetea locurilor cu eleganta ta. Frumos. Seara frumoasa si gânduri bune!

    • multumesc, Nelu pentru vizita-ti surpriza… placuta! 🙂 n-am intentionat vreodata sa postez doar poze-imagini, fara un text sau macar 2-3 rânduri… 🙂 amicale gânduri si numa’ bine, azi si mereu!

  11. Thank you for sharing. Loved your slide show. Have a wonderful week.

  12. Super, ce billet sur l’art et la beauté Mélanie! Bonne soirée de ce lundi et agréable semaine toute entière! ❤ 🙂

  13. Impressive! Another place yet to visit, thank you so much for inspiring images! And I am with you, the beauty of arts make me happier 😉 Well said!

    • well, let’s say I’d recommend Guggenheim-NYC – far more interesting than this one… but if you spend some time on the French-Spanish Basque Coast, you can visit San Sebastian & Bilbao, too. 🙂

  14. As usual, you’ve expressed a complex thought with simplicity and beauty.

  15. Art is what makes us human, you’re right. It’s too bad that the study and teaching of art has left so many of our schools (at least here in the States) because we need art in all its expressions to connect us. Somehow it felt easier to write in English today, Melanie. Cheers! A plus tard.

    • oui, je connais le système-US… 😉 no problemo, Évelyne, d’avoir commenté en anglais, mais comme tu es française, c’est plus naturel de nous “converser” dans ta langue maternelle… merci et à+! 🙂

      • Oui… je suis quand même étonné de ta facilité de t’exprimer aisément dans plusieurs langues… sans doute est-ce dû à ta formation…

        • le français est ma 3e langue, ce qui n’est pas “grand-chose” car un membre de ma famille “cause” (et écrit!) le chinois & le japonais, aussi… 🙂 c’est dû plus à un plaisir, un intérêt et à une motivation d’apprendre d’autres langues qu’à ma formation universitaire – ce qui me permet de comprendre et d’approfondir d’autres cultures et d’autres civilisations… ah, si t’as 1 minute, j’ai précisé davantage ici: 🙂

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  16. I have a post coming up soon about Bilbao. Wonderful to see your photos.

  17. Great post Mélanie! – “Keep good company – that is, go to the Louvre.” – Paul Cézanne

  18. So very true, Mélanie. I studied art in college and although I enjoy most of it… only a little moves me like that of nature.

  19. Love the “art,” love the inspiration. Thank you dear Melanie! ❤

  20. For me it’s simple and selfish… if I love it that is enough. I do love Jeff Koons’ work and I spent a ridiculous amount of time walking round and round the dog at the Guggenheim in Bilbao a few years ago. That and the building itself were enough for me – I couldn’t tell you what I saw inside! 😉

  21. For a while there, I thought the pictures were shot in Bilbao.

  22. I’ll give a vote for beautiful. If I enjoy looking at something, it meets the requirements. Thanks for sharing these photos.

  23. je suis pas très fan du travail d’artiste de Koons mais j’avoue qu’il faut oser présenter de telles œuvres! 😉 bises Mélanie et chouette lundi!

    • moi non plus, G-P! 😉 btw, il n’est pas le seul, t’as dû voir le récent scandale du “sapin vert phallique”(LOL!) dégonflé de Paul Mc Carthy… 😀 merci et pareillement! 🙂

  24. All the many art fore fathers have paved a path of delights that open our own minds spirits and hearts to such dig judt sounds and tastes of beauty. We are obliged to return the favor. We all possess some great ability to paint life through those eyes. Yisraela

  25. Poate stiti ca termenul “empatie” a fost (re)inventat in secolul XIX pentru a defini intuitia estetica, intuitia frumosului adevarat (Adevarul exprimat in Frumos). Putin dupa aceea, dupa primul razboi mondial, estetica a murit. Arta secolului XX e profund si programatic antiempatica. De Platon m-as putea lipsi usor daca nu ar fi avut inspiratia sa “transcrie” dialogurile socratice (altminteri, Republica lui e modelul unor distopii politice monstruoase). Iar din lista lipseste Leonardo, cel care credea tocmai in imitatia naturii, dar in sensul descoperirii frumusetii si adevarului din profunzimea lucrurilor. Artistul care crede ca inventeaza ceva e mult mai departe de adevar si frumusete decat omul care isi uda florile sau râde sau munceşte pământul. Antiestetica, antipatica şi antimanuala arta care exalta subiectivitatea extrema e, in final, antiumanista. Omul e om prin alti oameni.

    • va multumesc pentru vizita si comentariu’ interesant… ce-i drept, am ezitat între Leonardo si Michelangelo… 🙂 ref la ultima afirmatie: aveti dreptate… cu alte cuvinte: arta e creata, realizata si desavârsita de OM, iar omu’-i rezultatu’ artei al carui scop sau “regula” e de-a ne încânta si de-a ne face placere… 🙂

  26. I can’t imagine our lives without all those people!

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