A roommate of my wife in college had to write a funny ditty for a Sorority she wanted to join. She did not do it and went to bed. In the middle of the night , she woke up laughing, wrote out the ditty and went back to sleep. Stephen King goes to a Hotel in Estes Park, and writes “The Shinning”. Henson is on a program and gets an inspiration for Kermit The Frog, leaves a sketch of his frog on a wall, and leaves to create his Muppet. Creative people just see things differently than we do.
I am in awe of these people. It is as if God has granted them a special talent. There are those who have had to .work on their talent.. Steve Martin admits that he did not have any talent when he started in show biz. His stand up act was horrible, but now he has defined himself and is now very funny. In his biography he admits this, which I have to give him credit for admitting.. He started out at Knots Berry Farm playing the banjo, he still does. There is another monologist Tom Boudet,” I’ll leave the light on for you ,” for Motel 6 . He is an artist in the making. I don’t believe he has made it yet, but I think given time, he will. He has the folksy attitude that I like.
Now males who paint, see the world differently. I am reminded of Monet’s Lily Pond.. He kept painting the same pond, but as his eyesight worsened, so did the distortion of his work. Men, I am generalizing here, see the world through their sexual desires. Les Chaney took his grandchildren to view the art hung at the Chicago Art Institution. He asked each Grand child what they saw, Each came u[p with different suggestions. Les,,a master artist, told them.,” You see Sex.” He was not talking about the nudes of Rubens, but all art reflects the attitude of sex. From the painting of The girl with the Pearl Earring, there is something there, something which makes you wonder why the artist chose her, and that ear ring in particular. Vermeer made the pearl the center of his work. Was there a story behind that piece of jewelry?..We can only speculate seeing how long ago this painting was made. Andrew Wyeth’s Helga. He admitted that he had to get “involved” with his models, that he had to be enamored, smitten” from Wikipedia on Andrew Wyeth’s painting of Helga. Picasso saw sex in all of his paintings. Some are disguised, but the sexual energy is still there. Yes, Artists are different from you and me.