Did you ever hear the story of how J.K Rowling came up with the idea for the Harry Potter series? She says “I was travelling back to London on my own on a crowded train, and the idea for Harry Potter simply fell into my head.”
Have you heard of that concept before? I was recently reading a story about Gloria Vanderbilt and she was discussing her writings. The New York Times reported: “Of the erotic novel, “Obsession,” she said: “That was so much fun. It was almost as if somebody else wrote it and it just sort of fell on the page.”
Gods, Angels and Muses
I get that feeling sometimes when I paint. In other words, that the power is not mine. I think that is why sometimes I, we, get insecure with our work. Because we don’t believe it is us who really created the art but some divine intervention. As a result, we worry we will never be able to invoke that muse again.
That is why I titled this painting Dante’s Daffodils.
Dante conceives of the Muses as effective allegories of his poetic talent, a talent he perceives to be a gift of the Gods. He recognizes that his art is beyond his innate poetic talent and need divine inspiration.
Size: 18×24″ art has 1-1/2″ sides painted black.
Medium: Mixed Media, acrylic collage and watercolor on canvas
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My art has been published by Somerset Studio, Art of Man and the New York Times among others and collected by an international audience. When I’m not working on art in my studio, you’ll find me in a museum spending time with friends or family. Explore my art at SchulmanArt.com or join the fun at TheInspirationPlace.net