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Beyond oneself

Leonardo
Intention vs. intensity
In Venice, I was lucky enough to be visiting while a Da Vinci show was at the Accadammie very nearby my hotel. I was the first in line yesterday morning!
Among the many other art work there, those gorgeous, large painted canvases; there he was Leonardo! Really.
As I toured through sketch after sketch, yes, from his original sketchbooks…I said to myself, I wish I could draw like him. OK. So, what was I getting to with this idea?
Beyond the thinking, what was I really feeling?
I saw in his work amazing intention and most importantly,intensity; a beauty and genius in investigation; what a drawing should be.
Intensity: meaningful, life changing investigation, with sincerity, world changing images, genius problem solving…evocative works seeing ‘beyond oneself’, with intention and wondrous intensity.

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