Commissioning art, a unique experience!
Commissioning a work of art carries a deep link with the creative process. The artist and the person who commissioned the work must nurture each other to achieve that idea that is suspended between them. In some way, commissioning a work implies being part of the work: being there.
As an artist, there is a fascinating challenge in commissioning a work: the need for a communion of perspectives so that the result is, at the same time, work and mirror.
Commissioned works have been throughout the history of art a way of fostering an enduring cultural treasure.
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Throughout the history of art, great works have been created to order.
It was Pope Julius II who commissioned Michelangelo with the vault of the Sistine Chapel; Felipe IV of Spain asked Velázquez for a portrait of his daughter which led to Las Meninas; Rembrant’s incredible Night Watch was commissioned by the Amsterdam Harquebusiers Corporation; art collector and patron Peggy Guggenheim commissioned a still little-known Jackson Pollock mural for the lobby of his Manhattan apartment and he is going to take a complete turn and create the 1943 Mural. From this work, he leaves back the figuration to immerse himself fully in Abstract Expressionism and, a couple of years later, in the technique of dripping or dripping.
Being a patron, a collector and even a co-creator of art is not a minor title for culture. Rather, it was, and has always been, the very engine that makes artistic work possible in its time.
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