Eric Maisel: We need grandeur to survive. As everyday creative people and as artists, it is up to us to supply it for ourselves and for others.
But we tend to forget our possibilities and our responsibilities.
We forget that we are grand creatures who have it in us to create. We forget that grandeur is available and that we can create it ourselves.
One way to prove the exception as an artist is to remember the reality and the importance of grandeur.
Demand grandeur from your own work. I’m certainly not talking about subject matter choices: we are centuries beyond presuming that an image of a royal gala or a religious scene is grander than an image of a potato or an abstraction.
I am talking about things that arise from our heart, our head, and our hands with the power to move our fellow human beings.
From article Demand Grandeur, by Eric Maisel, PhD
Also see my post Conditioning and mediocrity.
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