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Some thoughts on honesty / Пара мыслей о честности

In art, искусство, наука, ethics, творчество, философия, philosophy on October 30, 2013 at 17:15

Firstly there is a debate what is science. Is it only study of the subjects that could be described mathematically or proven in a simple experiment? What about the studies of complex systems in geography, biology, human behavior? I think it is all just about honesty. Scientific approach is the honest one. This I know, this I don’t know, this I suggest. No fairies, special dreams or unquestionable authorities.

Secondly… Apparently it is common for some professional artists, when they find out that they don’t have long to live, to destroy the artwork they think is “substandard”. I could understand when an artwork is overpainted immediately as it finished because it is disliked – it makes sence. But if it was kept for years there must be some perceived value in it, maybe only sentimental. So what? Do we bother what people think about us when we do not exist any more? Who are we fooling? What about next generation artists, depressed because they seems to have “bad painting” days while apparently “old masters” never had them?

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Часто спорят о том, что является наукой, а что нет. Якобы если изучается то, что можно однозначно описать формулой или повторить в эксперименте – это наука. Тогда непонятно, что же такое изучение сложных систем в географии, биологии, социологии и т.д. Ведь не гадание же на кофейной гуще! По-моему, научный метод – это просто честный метод. Это я знаю, это я не знаю, это я предполагаю. Никаких фантазий, видений или непререкаемых авторитетов.

Оказывается многие художники, когда узнают, что им недолго осталось жить, начинают уничтожать те свои работы, которые считают недостаточно сильными. Я могу понять, когда избавляются от только что законченного рисунка, потому, что он не нравится. Но если работа сохранена, значит что-то в ней было. Может быть, только для самого художника, но какая разница? Какое нам дело до того, что следующее поколение будет думать относительно нашей работы и наших чувств? Кого мы пытаемся обмануть, заметая следы таким образом? И как насчет молодых художников, которые будут страдать от того, что у их кумиров из прошлого никогда не было слабостей и неудач, а у них – полно?

In art, искусство, мои рисунки, my artworks, творчество, Uncategorized on October 18, 2012 at 10:14

on my #easel in my #studio/#shop at the moment. The #petals have some good things about #life written on them: #love #peace #honesty #freedom #kindness #beauty #imagination etc. Few petals are left blank – maybe for people who end up having this to fill for themselves… #artwork #art #acrylic #ink #daisy #flower #flowerpower #linandaras_art #drawing #fantasy #words #рисунок #картина

In Uncategorized on November 13, 2011 at 08:08

… a crisis is exactly what is required to shock people out of unaware dependence upon external dogma and to force them to unravel layers of pretense to reveal naked truth about themselves which, however unpleasant, will at least be solid…

… one must have at least a readiness to love the other person, broadly speaking, if one is to be able to understand him…

… a vivid and gripping picture of a man, who is a stranger in his world, a stranger to other people whom he seeks on pretending to love; he moves about in a state of homelessness, vagueness, and haze as though he had no direct sense of connection with his world but were in a foreign country where he does not know the language and has no hope of learning it but is always doomed to wander in quiet despair, incommunicado, homeless and a stranger.

Rollo May “The Discovery of Being”

A way to honesty

In freedom, politics on November 7, 2011 at 14:14

is not  to judge any event as a liberal or conservative, “right” or “left”, “green”, “brown”, christian, pro-something, anti-something, etc, with those party policies, allegiances and sacred books, but to judge every time by your own reason, your own heart. Mistakes could happen, new evidence could be revealed – so I can change my opinion. I am free to do this. And only this way I am thinking for myself.

In Uncategorized on September 1, 2011 at 10:16

… most people live borrowed lives because they borrow their opinions, their emotions, their goals and beliefs, from others, for they either do not know how to make and have their own, or are too timid to venture making and having their own. To dare to think for oneself, carefully; and to stand by one’s conclusions, bravely; and to change one’s mind in the face of better arguments or convincing evidence, honestly: these are the marks of freedom, the emblems of autonomy…

A.C. Grayling

The Choice of Hercules

In Uncategorized on August 22, 2011 at 17:38

Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.

Hardy D. Jackson

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