Works from the Foundation's collection
The other exhibitions and the collection's catalogue:
The invisible artist is a mystery, a sacred mystery,
but the exhibition also wants to show the difficult condition
of the artist, his isolation, his condition of not really being
in the world, except through his works. The two paintings which
appears on the image (°) show both aspects of this work,
the human one and the divine one, as if they were reflected
one into the other.
Every authentic artist is well conscious not to be the real
author of his work. His hand has been guided. The more profound
and beautiful ideas have not been an invention of him but, in
a certain way, they have been suggested to him.
Therefore, to whom belongs the invisible hand that guides him?
It is very much like as the Spirit itself who gives the life,
the Spirit to whom the man tends with all his forces in his
long journey towards the divine, would give life to the work
of art as well. Without such a gift, the latter would be a dead
work, as in fact in most case it is.
On the other hand, the artist, as a man, has a tendency to resemble
a little to his spiritual father, as he also becomes invisible.
One wouldn’t really believe it, if one judges from the
narcissism of so many artists who, on the contrary, are wishing
to expose themselves in thousands of occasions, but this could
only be a reaction, the reverse of the medal. The reality which
the artist wants to express, from the deepest lay of his soul,
is not perceived but in an approximate way, with the distorting
lens of the critics, the history and the market. And this proves
to be the more true, the more the artist’s work is authentic,
that say it is a dialogue between the artist and the Spirit,
a dialogue that leads his soul in a long enchanted path (that
say the particular manner in which the artist runs along the
spiritual path which is common to all men), while only a few
words of such a dialogue reach the other men hears, only a few
steps of this path are visible…only the shadow of a presence,
in a great absence.