Henri Matisse's "Nasturtiums and 'The Dance'"--What Is True Joy?


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Aesthetic Realism Consultant Carol Driscoll says in this video: “'Nasturtiums and ‘The Dance’" is beautiful because in it the opposites of gaiety and seriousness, depth and surface, heaviness and lightness are deeply and radiantly made one.” Her talk is based on this great principle stated by the founder of Aesthetic Realism, Eli Siegel: “All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves.”

Via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCmaGBfTUqE