Friday, April 27, 2007

Spirit and Art


Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.
~Leonardo da Vinci

11 comments:

Lizard Princess said...

It's too bad his work has been tainted by the recent media circus surrounding the fictional book.

He truly was a dedicated artist in the finest sense of the word.

Stephen Bess said...

I agree. There must be three involved in the creative process. There should be God, individual, and craft working as one. Well, at least that's how I interpreted it. :) Thank you.

polona said...

so true...

get zapped said...

lp- I saw the film and wasn't impressed. But, I've been an admirer of Leonardo's work since I was a child. You said it!

stephen- Nice interpretation! Blessed art is sounds like ;)

polona- thanks.

Lizard Princess said...

I was reading a book last night at work about the history of birthing, and one of DaVinci's drawings was included in the book- one of the anatomy on the INSIDE of a pregnant woman- he even included main blood vessels- very detailed, like an early art-xray. I hadn't seen that one before, or if I had, I'd forgotton it.

Lizard Princess said...

....now that I think about it, it was more detailed than an xray- blood vessels aren't on xrays- duh.

dintoons said...

i love this quote of da vinci!!
speaks to my heart... so very true!! :o)

suzanabrams said...

A really nice quote, Getzapped! :-)

get zapped said...

lp- yes, he studied bodies in great detail. Amazing!

dintoons- how wonderful!

susan- indeed!

studio lolo said...

I really live by this quote. You can tell immediately by a piece if the spirit wasn't "present" during the process. I guess that's what some of us mean by being "in the zone." At least, that's what I mean by it :)

get zapped said...

studio- me too, it moves into the soul. It's nice to hear from you ;)