01 August 2017

Desde el fondo: learning from de Botton

"Another technique artists have used to discover their own identities through an engagement with admired predecessors is that of combination: taking a number of different and well-known influences and combining them in ways that have never yet been tried. The style of Francis Bacon now appears obvious and complete, but the path to this achievement was based on a gradual blending, Bacon was deeply impressed by Vincent van Gogh, as his studies for a portrait of him attest."
Alain de Botton and John Armstrong "Art as Therapy" Page 191.


 Guillermo Aranda-Mena at Paladio's Villa Rotonda, Piacenza.

 Original photos by Paulina Aranda-Mena, Hobart, Tasmania 2006

 Sofa 3D designs in Fusion360©Guillermo Aranda-Mena