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Sean Scully: ‘You never get to Nirvana’

March 1, 2011

I love Sean Scully’s paintings, and the way he articulates his vision and talks about his philosophy on art in general.  I just discovered this video yesterday when it was shared on facebook by Cyndy Goldman. I can see why she loves his work as well.

It was especially wonderful to hear him talk about the colors of his surroundings and their influence on his recent work. I hope you are as inspired as I am after watching this video.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. NJ ART 73 permalink
    March 2, 2011 4:23 am

    Martha, Thank you for posting this video about Sean Scully’s paintings. A few years the Metropolitan Museum had an exhibition of his paintings , “The Wall of Light” . I thought that it was one of the best exhibitions that I had seen in some time. The paintings had a presence that draws you in. Sean Scully has an incredible sense of color. His pastels were dense with rich color.
    I also enjoyed his watercolors.It was great to view an exhibition in which an artist communicates to us those intangible qualities using paint.

    • March 2, 2011 6:21 pm

      NJ, I will never forget seeing an installation of Scully paintings for the first time. I had admired his work for a long time, but there is nothing like seeing them face to face. The human touch is so evident. Glad you enjoyed the video.

  2. March 2, 2011 9:39 am

    Thanks for sharing this video, I enjoyed his down to earth attitude. It was filmed beautifully too.

  3. March 2, 2011 9:50 am

    I LOVE this. Thanks for sharing, Martha. A great inspiration.

    • March 2, 2011 6:05 pm

      Kim, it brings back wonderful memories of sitting in your media room watching Art21! Glad you liked this one.

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