In celebration of the Metropolitan Museum’s encyclopedic holdings, “Take Five” is a series of posts where artists describe the lessons that any five works in the collection have taught them about their craft or life as an artist.
Great paintings stimulate thoughts and feelings that take us beyond the four corners of the canvas and then they bring us back; we crave to see the image again and again, our responses only deepening with time.
“I’ve found that the meditative process of layering the thin, delicate brushstrokes that make up the surface of a tempera painting has the effect of imparting an intimate stillness to even the most active composition.”
My studio is a huge warehouse with splendid view in Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY, which I share spaces with five other artists. I’ve been living in New York almost four years now, and discovered the area from other groups of artists who worked there.