Leonardo da Vinci wrote this statement in one of his notebooks.
"The painter is lord of all types of people and of all things. If the painter wishes to see beauties that charm him it lies in his power to create them, and if he wishes to see monstrosities that are frightful, buffoonish, or ridiculous, or pitiable, he can be lord and god thereof; if he wants to produce inhabited regions or deserts or dark and shady retreats from the heat, or warm places in cold weather, he can do so."
I think what leonardo is saying in this statement is that, as the painter you are in control of what goes into the art you create.
If you want to see something in that painting you have to put it there.
It is not just going to show up like magic. I think this frame of mind can directly relate to anybody's artistic aspirations because it really doesn't have to only apply to painting.
What he is saying in this statment can apply to anything especially related to creators.
If you want to see something in your end product you are the only one who is going to put it there. If you want it, you have to do it.
This was a discussion in my course and It is always interesting to hear different interpretations of art.
I would like to know what your thoughts are on Leonardo's statement? What does it mean to you?
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