Again...Seeing Art Anew   Rumi to Picasso
This work is a meditation on art and its possibilities
and a chance to look at art Again and see it Anew

      If you do not recognize this painting as a Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh or Matisse, you are right.  Though the palette and the brushstrokes are those of the painter, I have recomposed them to create completely new compositions that have never existed and have never been seen before. Beyond the confines of the image there exists a miraculous world of brushstrokes, colors, and textures that inspire and intrigue.  It is a world I explore and take to new limits, free of the recognizable representational components.
     Each new idea carries the seeds of the next and the memories of the previous.  T.S. Eliot said, “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”
     
Picasso dared to interpret the figure into what was considered grotesque, and opened a world of new expressions and beauty.  Rumi dared to interpret mystical experiences into verses that could be considered heretical, and brought a new understanding of Divine love. This work dares to visually interpret and recompose great, revered works of art.
      For some, this work will be iconoclastic, appropriation or reconstructivism.  For others it will be liberating and inspiring.  I, personally, consider it to be artwork whose subject is art, itself. A door is open to new vision. Some will refuse to enter, others will hesitate, and there are those who will dare.  But no one can close the door.  And as Rumi says, I am there, knocking from the inside.
                                                                                                    Adel Gorgy

 
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