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TO CREATE OR TO DESIGN: THIS IS THE QUESTION

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Published: 31.03.2009

Ok! :) Stay with us…  
Leonardo da Vinci from Italy kindly agreed to participate in our discussion :)
and now I greet him here at “HEAD&SHOULDERS”:


mi-mi: Sir! Maestro! You are considered to be the Greatest and the Most Respected,
and the Most Splendid, Unsurpassable, Incomparable, Overwhelming, ….
and the Superman, and the Batman of Renaissance …   

Leonardo: ? …. Sounds like a long message :)

mi-mi: Ok! :) Ok! :) That was just a joke, excuse me, Sir! …. Leonardo, ….
What would you think of the idea of dividing/delegating functions (stages)
in the process of creation of a piece of art … between the Designer and the Maker?....

....... Ah well, mm …I‘ll explain, he who can come up with an idea is the Designer;
and he who can actually make that what was designed by the Designer is the Maker.            

Leonardo: … Not sure I’ve got it …
This Designer of Yours, what happened to his hands, did he lose them? …
an accident…playing with a bomb or something?

mi-mi: No, not at all! He does have hands, all right? but
in this case he is THE HEAD, which uses THE HANDS of the Maker.

Leonardo: ............. ?

mi-mi: Do you understand…. Well, how can I explain it?
Ok! In this tandem HE IS WORKING AS THE HEAD.

Leonardo: …. Doesn’t seem like this to me….

mi-mi: Imagine, You‘ve come up with an idea ….
....... a picture of a WOMAN THAT IS MISTERIOUSLY SMILING.
Now you do CASTING,
You find a MODEL,
You find a MAKER, who will paint this GREAT PICTURE for You,
You explain to Him what kind of RESULT you want to achieve,
You work out the DETAILS,  
.....
Leonardo? Where ARE YOU? … He’s gone… and never answered…
…… That’s a real pity, I had so many questions to ask him….
…… AH well, He’s right! This is a kind of answer as well.


In the process of creation, TO MAKE is the SWEETEST PART,
THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS are hidden in DETAILS!
These tiny corners of the lips of the WOMAN on the portrait
Will bring into existence the SPIRIT of the whole PAINTING,
A whole range from Grief to Happiness!
 
Feel the difference:
Malice,
And Hatred,
And Cynicism,
And Arrogance,
And Indifference,
And Curiosity,
And Kindness,
And Joy,
And Love,
And so on, and so forth… endless shades of light (nuances).

But among millions of women’s portraits, there is only One that we call “Gioconda”


Translation by Yana Tsoy

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About the author

mi-mi moscow is a union of two independent artists, Mila Kalnitskaya & Micha Maslennikov. They have been working in jewellery art since 1985. Since 2000 working & exposing together, as mi-mi moscow. Work and live in Moscow, Russia
 

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