Copyright Kathy E Watson 2018
A trip to Auckland this week for a concert in the Town Hall by the Auckland Philharmonia, with the amazing guest violinist Alina Ibragimova playing Bartok's Violin Comcerto No. 2 was a wonderful experience on a stormy Thursday night. Her performance was truly superhuman I thought. Not being a musician myself I was in total awe of how she played this complex music without the score!
But as I sat there, it so reminded me of the creation of abstract paintings - the amount of energy and 'soul', the interpretation of the music created that excitement so like the feelings generated by pure creative happenings in abstract work.
A visit to a major Auckland gallery the next day was interesting too. The gallery had downsized to a busier part of town, and chatting to the owner reinforced the news one reads every day of bricks and mortar galleries closing. I know that the internet, and in particular the social media sites, are becoming more and more important in the art world (she said also how expensive art fairs had become). I am constantly amazed at how many 'hits' my web site gets, despite my not making any effort to market it. Promoting my site has to go on my priority list I can see - as I'm sure it's the only way to go these days. I've made several studio sales via the web since I set up my site and would like to get on an art trail etc. Another one for my list!
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"Colour is the influence of the soul: colour is a keyboard, the eyes are the hammers and the soul is the piano with many strings. The artists the hand that plays, touching one key or another purpose fully, to create vibrations of the soul".